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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

CBC
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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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

Catherine Tait
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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Canadian Coin Depicting Manitoba UFO Encounter Released by Mint

Canadian Coin Depicting Manitoba UFO Encounter Released by Mint

By The Canadian Press

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A commemorative coin depicting the Falcon Lake Incident has been released by the Royal Canadian Mint. (MINT.CA)

OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Mint is releasing a limited-edition $20 coin to commemorate the unusual story of a Manitoba man’s close encounter with a flying saucer UFO.

The one-ounce silver coin being released Tuesday immortalizes Stefan Michalak’s experience in Whiteshell Provincial Park, east of Winnipeg, more than 50 years ago.

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Ottawa Has ‘Turned a Corner’ in First Nations Child Welfare: Philpott

Ottawa Has ‘Turned a Corner’ in First Nations Child Welfare: Philpott

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Jane Philpott
Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Canada’s Indigenous services minister says Ottawa has fully complied with the orders of a 2016 ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal which said the federal government discriminates against Indigenous children. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

WINNIPEG – Canada’s Indigenous services minister says Ottawa has fully complied with the orders of a 2016 ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal which said the federal government discriminates against Indigenous children.

“We have turned a corner,” Jane Philpott told The Canadian Press. “We will reach a day soon where we will know that the parties have agreed that we have fully complied.”

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Canada 150 Program Results in ‘Brain Gain’ for Canadian Universities: Duncan

Canada 150 Program Results in ‘Brain Gain’ for Canadian Universities: Duncan

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

Kirsty Duncan
Minister of Science, Sport and Persons with Disabilities Kirsty Duncan rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. A week before Canada Day, Science Minister Duncan hung out the “we’re hiring” sign and dangled grants of up to $1 million to try and lure some of the best and brightest international researchers to come do their work in Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – Last June, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan hung out the “we’re hiring” sign and dangled grants of up to $1 million to try and lure some of the best and brightest international researchers to come to work in Canada.

Nine months later, 24 scientists have been given the nod, 10 of whom are Canadians coming home from all over the world.

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Federal Campaigns Have Educated Millions of Youths About Dangers of Pot: Minister

Federal Campaigns Have Educated Millions of Youths About Dangers of Pot: Minister

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

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Marijuana is photographed at the growing facility in Markham, Ont., on Thursday, January 7, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

OTTAWA – Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says the federal government has reached millions of young Canadians through various, intensive public education campaigns aimed at informing them about the health and safety risks of using cannabis.

The lack of a visible, national public awareness campaign is among the top concerns of senators who are currently studying the bill to legalize recreational marijuana.

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Three Winnipeggers Named to Order of Canada

Three Winnipeggers Named to Order of Canada

By Sarah Klein

Paul Albrechtsen
Paul Albrechtsen, president and CEO of Paul’s Hauling. (SAINTBONIFACE.CA)

Three Winnipeggers will be invested into the Order of Canada during a ceremony in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Paul Albrechtsen, Judith Bartlett and Tracy Dahl will attend Rideau Hall to be recognized for their accomplishments by Governor General Julie Payette.

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Liberal MP Accuses Manitoba Tory James Bezan of ‘Humiliating’ Comments, Sexual in Nature

Liberal MP Accuses Manitoba Tory James Bezan of ‘Humiliating’ Comments, Sexual in Nature

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

James Bezan
Conservative MP James Bezan asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, October 27, 2016. A Liberal member of Parliament from Quebec is accusing Bezan of making comments towards her that were “humiliating” and “sexual in nature.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – A Liberal member of Parliament from Quebec says a Conservative MP made comments towards her that were “humiliating” and “sexual in nature” during an event back in May.

Sherry Romanado levelled the accusation Monday, even though Manitoba MP James Bezan had risen in the House of Commons a few hours earlier to deliver an apology — which he later said he’d been trying to give for months.

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Twain’s Dramatic Dog Sled Entrance Fitting for Sunday’s Snowy Grey Cup

Twain’s Dramatic Dog Sled Entrance Fitting for Sunday’s Snowy Grey Cup

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

Shania Twain
Shania Twain performs during the halftime show during the 105th Grey Cup between the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders Sunday November 26, 2017 in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – It was a fitting entrance for Canada’s country music queen on Sunday’s snowy Grey Cup.

Shania Twain entered a snow-covered TD Place Stadium on a dog sled for her halftime show at the CFL championship game, to the delight of a bundled up crowd of 36,000 football fans.

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