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Former Winnipeg Broadcaster Steve Vogelsang Sentenced for Sask. Bank Robberies

Former Winnipeg Broadcaster Steve Vogelsang Sentenced for Sask. Bank Robberies

Steve Vogelsang
Steve Vogelsang (MEDICINE HAT POLICE SERVICE)

Former Winnipeg broadcaster and journalism instructor Steve Vogelsang has been sentenced for a string of bank robberies in Saskatchewan in 2017.

The 55-year-old will spend three years behind bars, or the equivalent of about five years for time already served since his arrest.

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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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Live On-Air Licking of CBC Reporter Sparks Outrage

Live On-Air Licking of CBC Reporter Sparks Outrage

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

Chris Glover
Comedian Boyd Banks licks the ear of CBC reporter Chris Glover during a live hit in Toronto on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. (TWITTER)

TORONTO — An incident in which a man nuzzles and licks the ear of an on-air TV journalist reporting on a comedy event was roundly condemned on Wednesday, with some arguing the actions amounted to an assault.

In a widely seen clip, CBC’s Chris Glover is talking back to the studio when one man leans into the frame behind him and mugs in front of the camera before leaving while a second man, dressed in a green Saskatchewan Roughriders hoodie, moves in on the reporter.

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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

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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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Manitoba Credit for Film, TV Touted as Among Most Generous in Canada

Manitoba Credit for Film, TV Touted as Among Most Generous in Canada

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Movie Shoot

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is making its tax credit for film and video productions permanent and hinting at more help for the industry despite a consultant’s report that called for a reduction.

The tax credit, touted by the province as one of the biggest in Canada, was to expire at the end of this year. But it has proven effective in attracting projects and jobs, Culture Minister Cathy Cox said Tuesday.

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Justin Trudeau to Make ‘Corner Gas Animated’ Cameo, Brent Butt Tweets

Justin Trudeau to Make ‘Corner Gas Animated’ Cameo, Brent Butt Tweets

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds an animation of himself as he speaks with actor Brent Butt in this undated handout photo. Justin Trudeau will follow in the footsteps of two previous prime ministers by appearing in an episode of “Corner Gas.” The show’s Facebook page said on Saturday that Trudeau will play himself on an episode of “Corner Gas Animated” when its second season debuts this spring on The Comedy Network. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Robert de Lint, Vérité Films)

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau will follow in the footsteps of two previous prime ministers by appearing in an episode of “Corner Gas.”

The show’s Facebook page said on Saturday that Trudeau will play himself on an episode of “Corner Gas Animated” when its second season debuts this spring on The Comedy Network.

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