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Link: Shaw TV stations in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver closing

From Amanda Stephenson of the Calgary Sun:

Link: Shaw TV stations in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver closing
Calgary community television station Shaw TV will close effective Aug. 15, Shaw Communications announced Wednesday, though the cable giant pledged to demonstrate its commitment to local coverage by injecting funds into Global News instead. Continue reading. 

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Links: Margaret Atwood

From Hermoine Wilson of The TV Junkies:

Link: Why iconic author Margaret Atwood is killing it on TV right now
“I think that is one of the effects that series like this can have because each one is centred on a letter and learning letters and how they fit into words of course helps children read. But I don’t think it was in my mind anyway. If your primary purpose is didactic, the story will often be boring.” Continue reading.

From Victoria Ahearn of the Canadian Press:

Link: Margaret Atwood on alliteration, new Wandering Wenda show, being a teen puppeteer
“Kids think it’s funny and when the parents read the books, they often get mixed up and kids think that’s funny too. The Bs and Ds are particularly difficult for kids with dyslexia, and the Rs are particularly difficult with some people from other countries who are learning English. So in fact the R book has been used as a teaching aide in language classes for that reason.” Continue reading. 

 

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Link: Why the fuss about funding We Are Canada? It’s just tedious TV

From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:

Link: Why the fuss about funding We Are Canada? It’s just tedious TV
I’m aware of the series called We Are Canada, but had declined to draw your attention to it because, well, it is that most fatiguing of things to write about – a worthy, well-meaning Canadian effort. There isn’t much to say. But now that it has drawn attention, I will say this – it is very, very tedious TV. Continue reading.

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Link: Officials pushed Joly to approve funding for Canada 150 TV series on CBC

From Chris Hannay of The Globe and Mail:

Link: Officials pushed Joly to approve funding for Canada 150 TV series on CBC
Canadian bureaucrats urged Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly to change her mind about an earlier rejection and approve funding for a Canada 150 television show by touting how “important” the project was to the CBC, which receives more than $1-billion a year from taxpayers.

We Are Canada was ultimately approved for $500,000 from the federal Canada 150 Fund, after Ms. Joly turned down an earlier request from the department to give it $1-million. Continue reading. 

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