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CBC Says It Will Carry on with Destruction of Broadcast Archives Once Digitized

CBC Says It Will Carry on with Destruction of Broadcast Archives Once Digitized

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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A photograph of the CBC building in Toronto on April 4, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

OTTAWA – A charitable group dedicated to preserving the country’s broadcasting heritage is calling on the CBC to stop destroying original television and radio broadcast materials as it moves to digitize the content.

The Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation says the public broadcaster’s English service earlier this month began destroying acetate transcriptions, as well as audio and video recordings that span eight decades, after converting the master copies into a digital format.

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CBC Cancels Daytime Lifestyle Series ‘The Goods’ After Two Seasons

CBC Cancels Daytime Lifestyle Series ‘The Goods’ After Two Seasons

By Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press

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The last episode of ‘The Goods’ will air on May 10 when season two finishes. (CBC)

TORONTO — Here are the goods on “The Goods:” it’s not coming back next fall.

CBC confirmed Tuesday that their daytime lifestyle series has been cancelled after two seasons.

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Liberals Name Catherine Tait as CBC President, First Woman to Hold Role

Liberals Name Catherine Tait as CBC President, First Woman to Hold Role

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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Catherine Tait, smiles as Heritage Minister Melanie Joly, not shown, announces that Tait is the new president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada during a press conference in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – Catherine Tait, a 30-year veteran of the Canadian and U.S. television and film industry, has been tapped to lead a digital revolution at CBC/Radio-Canada, becoming the first woman in the organization’s history to be named president and chief executive.

Tait, who will officially begin her five-year term at the public broadcaster in the summer, called the position a dream job during a Tuesday morning news conference on Parliament Hill alongside Heritage Minister Melanie Joly.

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Randy Bachman Documentary Set to Screen at Toronto Festival

Randy Bachman Documentary Set to Screen at Toronto Festival

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Randy Bachman (Paul McKinnon / Shutterstock.com)

Winnipeg singer-songwriter Randy Bachman is the focus of a new documentary showcasing his life as an iconic Canadian musician.

“Bachman” will premiere at the upcoming 2018 Hot Docs Festival in Toronto and take viewers into Bachman’s early days, to his time with “The Guess Who” and “Bachman-Turner Overdrive,” to present day.

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CBC Planning to Roll Out Reinvented ‘The National’ in October

CBC Planning to Roll Out Reinvented ‘The National’ in October

By Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press

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Peter Mansbridge, CBC News chief correspondent, speaks during the CBC upfront showcasing the CBC 2017-18 fall/winter lineup in Toronto on May 24, 2017. As Peter Mansbridge prepares to bid farewell to “The National,” the CBC’s flagship news program is looking to possibly enlist multiple hosts to fill his permanent spot at the anchor desk. “We want it to be a show around active journalists,” Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News said in an interview during the network’s upfront presentation. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – As Peter Mansbridge prepares to bid farewell to “The National,” the CBC’s flagship news program is looking to possibly enlist multiple hosts for the anchor desk.

“We want it to be a show around active journalists,” Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News, said in an interview.

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Dragons’ Den Auditions Return to Winnipeg in March

Dragons’ Den Auditions Return to Winnipeg in March

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Aspiring entrepreneurs with the next million-dollar idea will have the opportunity to make their pitch to producers of “Dragons’ Den” this spring.

Open auditions for the 12th season of the CBC show will land in Winnipeg on March 25.

The multi-city tour will take the search for the country’s best businesses across Canada beginning February 11 in Toronto.

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Sabrina Carnevale Moves to CBC as New Traffic Reporter

Sabrina Carnevale Moves to CBC as New Traffic Reporter

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Sabrina Carnevale (FACEBOOK)

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.

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Traffic Reporter Trevor Dineen to Host National Radio Show

Traffic Reporter Trevor Dineen to Host National Radio Show

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Trevor Dineen co-hosts ‘Now or Never,’ premiering Sunday, October 30 on CBC Radio One. (IAN MCCAUSLAND / CBC.CA)

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.

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