Canwest Global Communications Articles

Two-Hour Morning Newscast Coming to Winnipeg TV

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) cleared the way for Shaw Communications to purchase Canwest's television and cable assets on Friday. The $2 billion deal has been in the works for months, ever since Canwest filed for bankruptcy...

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Shaw to Canwest: Let Us Help You

Debt-ridden Canwest Global Communications Corp. is set for a clean slate after Shaw Communications stepped up Friday. Shaw says it would own a controlling stake in the company -- 20% of Canwest's equity and 80% of its voting stock when all the papers are signed. The...

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CBC Puts Free Press into Group with Debt-Ridden Canwest

CBC Puts Free Press into Group with Debt-Ridden Canwest

It didn't stay up for long, but Thursday afternoon a story running on the CBC News website had the Winnipeg Free Press included in a list of Canwest-owned newspapers. The article also mentioned something called the Edmonton Free Press, which no one seems to have heard...

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Canwest Staff Need Pension, Severance Protection: Union

By Tyler Sutherland The union representing employees across Canada at Canwest Global Communications is making sure pensions and severance payments remain untouched. The call comes after the Winnipeg-based company filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday to stave off...

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Canwest Closing Two TV Stations by August 31

By Brian Schultz Canwest Global Communications Corp. announced Wednesday that it would be closing down two of its local conventional TV stations by the end of August. The affected stations include CHEK-TV in Victoria and CHCA-TV in Red Deer. In total, 80 jobs will be...

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Big Screen for an Even Bigger Game

Big Screen for an Even Bigger Game

Manitoba Moose fans gathered in the courtyard of Canwest Place on Friday evening to watch Game 6 of the Calder Cup final on the giant screen. Unfortunately, all the fan support in the world couldn't seal the deal for our hometown team as the Hershey Bears took the...

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Canwest Gets Third Lifeline with Lenders

Canwest Global Communications has reached a deal with its lenders to extend talks until April 21. Hopefully the third time is a charm for the Winnipeg-based broadcaster, as two previous deadlines have come and gone. The media company owes CAN $3.9 billion as it...

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Canadian Media Could Get a Bailout

Between CTVglobemedia, Canwest and the Quebecor, Canada's private media outlets have been sinking deeper financially with each passing day. On Wednesday, the Harper government said it would consider helping troubled private TV broadcasters, including looser...

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Bomb Threat Evacuates Canwest Place

Canwest Place -- the 33-storey office building at the corner of Portage Avenue and Main Street -- was evacuated this morning at around 10:15 a.m. Authorities cite a bomb threat in the form of a letter for the evacuation. No word on which business inside the building...

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