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Accused Bank Robber, Former News Director Steve Vogelsang Gets Bail in Alberta

Accused Bank Robber, Former News Director Steve Vogelsang Gets Bail in Alberta

By Peggy Revell, Medicine Hat News, The Canadian Press

Steve Vogelsang
Steve Vogelsang (FACEBOOK)

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – A former Winnipeg television news director accused of robbing banks in Alberta has been granted bail.

But Stephen Vogelsang remains in custody in Medicine Hat, Alta., because he faces the same charges in Saskatchewan.

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Federal Government Still Has No Plans for a Netflix Tax: Morneau

Federal Government Still Has No Plans for a Netflix Tax: Morneau

By The Canadian Press

Bill Morneau
Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau takes questions from reporters before joining provincial and territorial counterparts for dinner in Ottawa, Sunday, December 10, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

OTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the federal government still has no intention of imposing a Netflix tax because it would result in a financial hit for middle-class Canadians.

Morneau’s remarks about the online streaming giant come a couple of days after Heritage Minister Melanie Joly insisted she never agreed to exempt Netflix from any sales tax as part of a deal that has been a political nightmare in her home province of Quebec.

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Analyst Greg Zaun Fired from Sportsnet for “Inappropriate Behaviour”

Analyst Greg Zaun Fired from Sportsnet for “Inappropriate Behaviour”

By The Canadian Press

Gregg Zaun
Milwaukee Brewers catcher Gregg Zaun pauses during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh on April 20, 2010.Gregg Zaun has been fired from Sportsnet due to “inappropriate behaviour and comments.” Rick Brace, President of Rogers Media, said in a statement that the company was terminating the contract of the Blue Jays analyst effective immediately. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Keith Srakocic)

TORONTO – Gregg Zaun has been fired from Sportsnet due to “inappropriate behaviour and comments” toward female employees.

Rick Brace, President of Rogers Media, said in a statement Thursday that the company was terminating the contract of the MLB studio analyst effective immediately.

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Ontario College Apologizes for Student Sexual Harassment of TV Reporter

Ontario College Apologizes for Student Sexual Harassment of TV Reporter

By The Canadian Press

Britt Dixon
Britt Dixon (CHCH)

HAMILTON – A southern Ontario college says it’s investigating two incidents in which a television reporter says she was sexually harassed by students.

In a posting on the Mohawk College Facebook page, president Ron McKerlie says campus security is looking into “misogynistic words” used by two students on Tuesday.

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William Shatner Complains About Ontario Condo Using His Name, Likeness

William Shatner Complains About Ontario Condo Using His Name, Likeness

By The Canadian Press

William Shatner
In this May 22, 2017 photo, William Shatner poses for a portrait on Monday, May 22, 2017 in Los Angeles. Shatner is objecting to the use of his name and likeness to promote an upcoming condo development in Hamilton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

HAMILTON – William Shatner is objecting to the use of his name and likeness to promote an upcoming condo development in Hamilton.

The “Star Trek” star, best known for playing Captain Kirk on the original series, set his phasers on a project dubbed “Television City.”

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Bell Media Confirms Round of Layoffs to Local News and Sports Desk Employees

Bell Media Confirms Round of Layoffs to Local News and Sports Desk Employees

By Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

Bell Media
The logo for Bell Media, owned by BCE Inc., is displayed on a Toronto building in a handout photo. Bell Media is confirming union reports that it is laying off employees at radio and TV stations across Canada, including “phasing out” certain sportscasts and well-known anchors. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Bell Media – Darren Goldstein)

CALGARY – Bell Media is laying off employees, including prominent on-air personalities, at radio and TV stations across Canada.

However, the company won’t say how many, who or where.

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CBC ‘Comfortable’ with Ratings for Revamped ‘The National’ Despite Post-Debut Dip

CBC ‘Comfortable’ with Ratings for Revamped ‘The National’ Despite Post-Debut Dip

By Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press

Ian Hanomansing - Adrienne Arsenault
New CBC The National news anchors Ian Hanomansing, left, and Adrienne Arsenault rehearse a news cast in Toronto on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

The CBC says it’s “comfortable” with the early buzz for its revamped “The National,” even though the debut newscast’s ratings were only on par with the kind of numbers Peter Mansbridge used to draw.

And they’ve slipped since last Monday’s first broadcast.

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John Dunsworth, Known as Jim Lahey on the ‘Trailer Park Boys,’ Dies

John Dunsworth, Known as Jim Lahey on the ‘Trailer Park Boys,’ Dies

By The Canadian Press

John Dunsworth
Actor John Dunsworth listens to a speaker at a news conference in Halifax on April 12, 2005. Actor John Dunsworth, best known for playing Jim Lahey in the comedy series “Trailer Park Boys,” has died. His daughter Sarah Dunsworth confirmed the news in a statement posted to her Twitter feed Monday evening. She says Dunsworth died “peacefully after short and unexpected illness.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

HALIFAX – Actor John Dunsworth, best known for playing Jim Lahey in the comedy series “Trailer Park Boys,” has died.

The news was confirmed in a statement posted on his Twitter feed Monday evening.

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Jets Release 2017-18 Broadcast Schedule

Jets Release 2017-18 Broadcast Schedule

TSN's Sara Orlesky
TSN’s Sara Orlesky will be on-air host for all Winnipeg Jets home games again this season. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Jets fans not in attendance at Bell MTS Place will be able to catch 60 regular season games on TSN for the 2017-18 season.

The Jets and their host broadcaster released the upcoming TV and radio schedule on Friday, which kicks off on TSN3 October 9 when the Jets face the Edmonton Oilers.

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