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CTV, Jessica Allen Apologize for Her Hockey Remarks After Don Cherry’s Firing

CTV, Jessica Allen Apologize for Her Hockey Remarks After Don Cherry’s Firing

By The Canadian Press

Jessica Allen
Jessica Allen of CTV’s “The Social” is shown in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Bell Media)

TORONTO — CTV says it is apologizing to anyone who was offended by comments made by a correspondent on its show The Social following the firing of hockey commentator Don Cherry.

During the program on Tuesday, Jessica Allen said she doesn’t “worship at the altar of hockey” and found in her experience that those who did “all tended to be white boys who weren’t, let’s say, very nice.”

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Reporter Paul Bliss Was Fired for Repeated Sexual Misconduct, CTV Alleges

Reporter Paul Bliss Was Fired for Repeated Sexual Misconduct, CTV Alleges

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

Paul Bliss
Paul Bliss (CTV)

TORONTO — A veteran television reporter who left CTV after a woman accused him of lewd behaviour at the Ontario legislature was fired for repeated sexual misconduct involving young women, new court documents allege.

In an untested filing in Superior Court, CTV and its owner Bell Media say they began investigating complaints against Paul Bliss after a former freelancer, Bridget Brown, went public in January 2018 with accusations against him.

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Super Bowl 2019 May Be the Last Time Canadian Football Fans See U.S. Game Ads

Super Bowl 2019 May Be the Last Time Canadian Football Fans See U.S. Game Ads

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

Super Bowl 53
Workers use a lift to install a Super Bowl 53 wrap on the outside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, on Jan. 17, 2019. (Curtis Compton / Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

TORONTO — Sunday’s battle between the New England Patriots and the L.A. Rams could possibly be the last Super Bowl game to be available in Canada in its original form — ads and all — through American broadcasts.

Until 2017, Canadian viewers were blocked from the full U.S. Super Bowl feeds, including the commercials that are often produced specifically for the event, as domestic broadcasters were able to substitute their own versions of the broadcasts carried by cable and satellite.

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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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