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Tonight: Marketplace, The Fifth Estate

Marketplace, CBC – “Stash Your Cash”
It seems everyone is watching their money this time of the year. So, MARKETPLACE reveals three ways to protect your money, and keep it in your pocket: from a tourist fee you may not have to pay, to bank discounts they may not be telling you about, to questionable warranties. We send an Ontario couple to do some sleuthing at one of the top tourist destinations in Canada. We outfit them with hidden cameras and send them to Niagara Falls restaurants, hotels and other attractions – investigating a tourism fee that many businesses charge. Plus, we investigate extended warranties. Lots of people buy them to protect their digital devices. So what are you told at the time of purchase – and will it really protect you if something goes wrong? And, Erica Johnson looks into banking fees. The Big Five all offer discounted plans for seniors, so they can really save. But even after years of being a loyal customer, do they even tell you about them?

The Fifth Estate, CBC – “Pot Fiction”
Marijuana is supposed to be illegal but Canada is awash in pot. You can buy it openly in a surprising number of ways and places and the system for regulating medical marijuana is broken. Mark Kelley exposes some shocking Pot Fiction.

Link: Writer Andrew Wreggitt on his influences and start in TV

From Keagan Perlette of The Ubyssey

Emmy-award winning alumnus Andrew Wreggitt visits campus
Behind every spectacle, there is a person on the other side of a green velvet curtain creating the illusion. One UBC alumnus is the man behind the curtain of many well-known Canadian TV shows and movies, including Emmy award-winning The Phantoms and Corner Gas: The Movie. Continue reading.

Link: Dino Hunt Canada shows off our nation’s long history of prehistoric beast discovery

From the National Post:

Dino Hunt Canada shows off our nation’s long history of prehistoric beast discovery
“You may not know this, but Canada is currently in a golden age of dinosaur discoveries.” Paleontologist Dr. David Evans, who oversees dinosaur research at the Royal Ontario Museum, announced this to an assembly of media and ROM brass last week ahead of the unveiling of a new species of prehistoric reptile. The as-yet-unnamed beast, uncovered by Evans and his team last summer during a dig in Alberta, is the cornerstone of History Channel’s new series, Dino Hunt Canada, which follows 16 paleontologists across the country as they unearth fossils, bones and other evidence of the planet’s prehistoric inhabitants. Continue reading.

Link: All aboard for Manitoba-based oater The Pinkertons

From Bill Brioux:

Once upon a time, a TV western was a western. Now it’s “an original action-adventure crime procedural drama.”

That’s the way The Pinkertons is being pitched. The series, which is shot in and around Winnipeg, premieres Tuesday night with a two hour launch beginning at 8 p.m. on CHCH. Continue reading.

Hockey Wives premieres March 18 on W Network

From a media release:

W Network Sizzles Off The Ice with the Series Premiere of Hockey Wives

  • Hockey Wives premieres Wednesday, March 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
  • To view a sneak peek of the series CLICK HERE

Today, Corus Entertainment’s W Network announced additional wives who will be featured in the highly-anticipated eight-part docu-series Hockey Wives, scheduled to premiere Wednesday, March 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Featured along the previously announced cast members, Nicole Brown, wife of Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown and Hollywood star Noureen DeWulf (Anger Management, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past), wife of Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller, the complete cast includes:

  • Montreal “it girl” Maripier Morin, girlfriend of Montreal Canadiens winger Brandon Prust
  • Fashion designer Tiffany Parros, married to recently retired George Parros
  • Model and new mom Martine Forget, engaged to Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier
  • Hockey wives’ connector Brijet Whitney, married to recently retired Ray Whitney
  • Social activist Kodette LaBarbera, wife of Anaheim Ducks goalie Jason LaBarbera
  • Former Intelligence Specialist for the U.S. Military Emilie Blum, wife of Minnesota/Iowa Wild defenseman Jonathon Blum
  • Athlete and Communications expert Jenny Scrivens, wife of Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens
  • Arizona real estate maven Wendy Tippett, wife of Arizona Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett

Hockey Wives premieres Wednesday, March 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on W Network. The series delivers a rare opportunity for fans to meet ten sexy, accomplished “captains” off the ice and explores the meaning of being married to the game. With an exclusive look into the high-stakes lives of WAGs (wives and girlfriends) of the NHL®, the series reveals that it takes an incredible woman to manage fulfilling personal careers and stick handle life off of the ice with some of today’s top pro athletes. There are incredible perks to being a hockey wife, but, make no mistake, balancing the pressure of trades, relentless travel, long periods of separation, injury, retirement and living for the game takes an extraordinary and self-sufficient woman. Though they are based in cities all over North America, the wives cross paths throughout the course of the regular NHL season and are deeply affected by one another. From wives who are new to the league, to those whose partners are Stanley Cup winning superstars or entering retirement, these women form a team of their own, supporting and encourage one another through personal and professional highs and lows.

Produced by Bristow Global Media Inc. in association with W Network, the highly-anticipated eight-part series will air on W Network. Executive Producers are Julie Bristow President & CEO Bristow Global Media and Claire Adams, Head of Content, Bristow Global Media and Megan Sanchez-Warner. John MacDonald is the Vice President of Television and Head of Women’s and Family Television for Corus Entertainment.

For more information about the series, please visit wnetwork.com/HockeyWives.