Bell Media Confirms Round of Layoffs to Local News and Sports Desk Employees

Bell Media Confirms Round of Layoffs to Local News and Sports Desk Employees

By Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

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The logo for Bell Media, owned by BCE Inc., is displayed on a Toronto building in a handout photo. Bell Media is confirming union reports that it is laying off employees at radio and TV stations across Canada, including “phasing out” certain sportscasts and well-known anchors. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Bell Media – Darren Goldstein)

CALGARY – Bell Media is laying off employees, including prominent on-air personalities, at radio and TV stations across Canada.

However, the company won’t say how many, who or where.

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New Brunswick Says It’s the First Province to ‘Fully Secure’ Marijuana Supply

New Brunswick Says It’s the First Province to ‘Fully Secure’ Marijuana Supply

By The Canadian Press

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Marijuana plants grow at LifeLine Labs in Cottage Grove, Minn.in a June 17, 2015 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jim Mone)

ATHOLVILLE, N.B. – New Brunswick says it has become the first province to fully secure its supply of recreational marijuana.

It announced a memorandum of understanding with Zenabis to provide four million grams of cannabis and derivative products with a retail value of about $40 million.

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Fred Penner Lauded at Canadian Folk Music Awards

Fred Penner Lauded at Canadian Folk Music Awards

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Fred Penner won Children’s Album of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in Ottawa on Saturday, November 18, 2017. (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg children’s singer-songwriter Fred Penner walked away with some new hardware over the weekend.

Penner won Children’s Album of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in Ottawa.

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