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‘Corner Gas’ Set in Fictional Dog River Torn Down

‘Corner Gas’ Set in Fictional Dog River Torn Down

Corner Gas Set
An excavator demolishes The Ruby cafe and the gas station, both sets of the Corner Gas TV show in Rouleau, Sask., on Friday, November 4, 2016. The gas station and The Ruby cafe are at the epicentre of the fictional town of Dog River, featured in the popular Corner Gas TV series and movie. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell)

Corner GasThe set of the popular CTV comedy “Corner Gas” was torn down on Friday in Rouleau, Saskatchewan.

The set was supposed to be temporary after being built in 2003, but the show’s success and cult-like following cemented the structure in place for six seasons and a movie in the fictional town of Dog River.

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The Dumbing-Down of Canadian Morning TV: Currie

By Roger Currie

Call this Chapter 13 of the disappearing world of mainstream media, and the rude mega monster known as Bell.

On a Thursday morning, my beloved and I were driving to Regina and we hear the breaking news that “Canada AM” will be disappearing the next day, after almost 44 years on CTV. It was bigger news in the centre of the media universe in southern Ontario. Out here on the prairies, most of the CTV stations had long ago replaced the network morning show with a local breakfast program that was somewhat more relevant to the folks down the street.

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Eleanor Coopsammy Leaving CTV After 16 Years

Eleanor Coopsammy Leaving CTV After 16 Years

Eleanor Coopsammy
Eleanor Coopsammy

CTV Winnipeg’s Eleanor Coopsammy will soon wrap up her time in the comfy morning co-host chair.

The news veteran is departing “CTV Morning Live” to head east to New Brunswick.

Coopsammy said it was a tough decision to leave Manitoba, but an opportunity for her husband presented itself and they couldn’t pass it up.

“To the viewers who supported and cheered me on over the years, your kind words were very much appreciated. To those, who opened their homes and businesses to share their stories with me, thank you,” she wrote in an e-mail to ChrisD.ca.

Coopsammy’s last day on air will be Friday, June 3.

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Winnipeg Police Couple Eliminated from ‘Amazing Race’

Winnipeg Police Couple Eliminated from ‘Amazing Race’

Brian and Cynthia Boyd
Married Winnipeg police officers Brian and Cynthia Boyd have been eliminated from season three of ‘Amazing Race Canada.’ (CTV)

Two married Winnipeg police officers are the latest team to be eliminated from competition on “The Amazing Race Canada.”

Brian and Cynthia Boyd met their match in Wednesday night’s episode in the extreme heat and chaotic streets of Kolkata, India. They were the last team to reach the pit stop at the National Library are were eliminated from the race.

“I’ve been known to be impatient, but Cynthia is very patient,” said Brian. “She is my rock. I love her. I don’t know where I’d be without her.”

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Married Winnipeg Cops Competing on ‘Amazing Race Canada’

Married Winnipeg Cops Competing on ‘Amazing Race Canada’

By The Canadian Press

Brian and Cynthia Boyd
Married Winnipeg police officers Brian and Cynthia Boyd are competing on season three of ‘Amazing Race Canada.’ (CTV)

TORONTO — A three-time Grey Cup winner and his daughter, married Winnipeg cops, and a B.C.-based father-daughter team round out the field for “The Amazing Race Canada.”

CFL great Neil Lumsden and his daughter Kristin were among the last teams to be announced for this year’s around-the-world reality race, which kicks off July 8 on CTV.

Ope Fagbongbe and his daughter Simi are the only other parent-child team that will compete in the race, while married police officers Brian and Cynthia Boyd round out the new additions to the field.

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Winnipeg Mother-Son Duo Eliminated on ‘Amazing Race Canada’

Winnipeg Mother-Son Duo Eliminated on ‘Amazing Race Canada’

Cormac and Nicole Foster
Cormac and Nicole Foster from Winnipeg were eliminated from the second season of “The Amazing Race Canada.” (CTV)

A mother-son duo from Winnipeg competing on “The Amazing Race Canada” was eliminated Tuesday night.

Cormac and Nicole Foster were the fourth team to come up short in the race against time as they completed challenges around the globe on the CTV reality show.

The single mother and her son were ousted after the rifle-shooting portion of an exhausting biathlon challenge. Nicole took a whopping 22 attempts to shoot all five targets.

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Mother-Son Team from Winnipeg Competing on ‘Amazing Race Canada’

Mother-Son Team from Winnipeg Competing on ‘Amazing Race Canada’

Cormac and Nicole Foster
Cormac and Nicole Foster from Winnipeg are competing on the second season of “The Amazing Race Canada.” (CTV)

A mother and son team from Winnipeg are two of the latest competitors to be announced for the second season of “The Amazing Race Canada.”

Cormac and Nicole Foster will represent the city on the reality show, which dishes out challenges to teams in a race against time to complete them.

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Winnipegger Eliminated from ‘MasterChef Canada’

Winnipegger Eliminated from ‘MasterChef Canada’

Mike Green - MasterChef Canada
Mike Green on MasterChef Canada (CTV)

An undercooked blue steak was the downfall of Winnipeg journalist Mike Green on Monday night’s “MasterChef Canada” episode.

Green was the 12th contestant to be sent home after his culinary creation just couldn’t resonate with the judges.

Green was put through a pressure test with two other competitors, where they were challenged to cook a perfect medium-rare streak frites and béarnaise sauce.

The Kenora-born competitor said one of the pitfalls was cooking at such a high heat due to the tight time restrictions.

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‘Amazing Race Canada’ Casting for Season Two

‘Amazing Race Canada’ Casting for Season Two

Jon Montgomery - Amazing Race Canada
Host Jon Montgomery of “The Amazing Race Canada” (CTV)

Casting details for Canadians wanting to compete in the second season of “The Amazing Race Canada” have been revealed.

The reality TV show is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic teams of two who possess a strong personal connection. They must be articulate, competitive, interesting, outgoing, and adventurous. Teams will get the opportunity to participate in detours, roadblocks, U-turns, and other challenges as they endure approximately 28 days of “The Race” in various conditions, environments, and climates.

Last season, the race took competitors across the country, but the application for the second year hints at going beyond Canada’s borders by ensuring applicants have a valid passport.

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