WINNIPEG — Sabrina Carnevale is making the leap across town to be the eyes and ears on the streets for CBC Radio listeners.
Carnevale is leaving her role as a traffic reporter for 99.9 BOB FM and TSN 1290 to join the gang at CBC/Radio-Canada in the afternoons. When not inside the traffic cruiser, she will also report on community events.
WINNIPEG — From the driver’s seat to the studio, Trevor Dineen is about to jump into a new role behind the mic for a national radio audience.
The CBC Radio One traffic reporter is one-half of “Now or Never,” premiering on Sunday, October 30 with co-host Ify Chiwetelu. The weekly Winnipeg-produced show will venture out to meet Canadians who are deeply motivated to make a real change.
Hands up if you can’t wait for the Rio Olympics that are now less than a month away. I’m not seeing many hands. Is it just me, or are the Summer Games shaping up to be the latest international disaster of 2016? A year that has already seen more than its share of disappointment.
Do you know of anyone, besides most of our elite athletes, who can’t wait to get there? Beyond Rio, the next summer games will happen in 2020 in Tokyo, but many are seriously wondering if there will be much left of the Olympic movement by then.
By Diana Mehta and Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press
TORONTO – Jian Ghomeshi was acquitted Thursday on all charges of sexual assault and choking following a trial that sparked an emotional nationwide debate on how the justice system treats abuse complainants as well as raucous courthouse protests over the verdict.
Justice William Horkins said he was unable to rely on the testimony from the three Ghomeshi complainants, describing their memories of alleged abuse at the hands of the former CBC broadcaster as “shifting” and suggesting their evidence at times strayed into full-fledged lies.
All he had to go on, not unusual in sexual-assault cases, was the complainants’ credibility, which Horkins denounced without mincing words.
The folks who spend an unhealthy amount of time on social media, tweeting out photos of their pet tricks or today’s breakfast, would have us believe that it’s all contributing to a more democratic and inclusive world, at a time when we need it most. If only that were true.
This week came more hard evidence that there are definitely curses along with the blessings when it comes to social media. The dear old CBC has stopped accepting comments on its website about stories dealing with Canada’s indigenous people. Those in charge say too many of the comments are “crossing the line.” That’s code for racist, and why are we not surprised.
WINNIPEG – The head of the CBC is hitting back at Conservative Leader Stephen Harper over comments the national broadcaster is floundering because of low ratings rather than a lack of funding.
CEO Hubert Lacroix says the CBC has healthy ratings, but is crippled by a broken funding model.
“It’s not about a lack of audience,” he said after the CBC’s annual general meeting in Winnipeg on Tuesday. “It’s about a broken finance model that doesn’t work, that used to be built on advertising revenues supporting a drop in parliamentary appropriations. In this environment, it doesn’t work anymore.”
TORONTO – The CBC has abruptly “ended its relationship” with high-profile news host Evan Solomon, saying the network determined he had acted in ways that were “inconsistent” with its code of ethics.
The departure of Solomon, one of CBC’s best-known news personalities, was announced Tuesday night barely an hour after a Toronto Star report alleged he had “secretly been brokering lucrative art deals” with people he has dealt with through his job.