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Bob Chelmick's Solar-Powered Cabin In The Woods

David Dodge | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada
David Dodge

Chelmick's getaway required the hard work of clearing brush and laying a foundation. The original cabin was 600 square feet and solar-powered, complete with battery storage. Why solar? Chelmick recalls seeing brown streaks across the sky near Lake Wabamun.

Problem Facing Canadian Media Goes Beyond Loss Of Canada AM

Wade Rowland | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Business
Wade Rowland

Bell Media's brusque announcement that it is killing Canada AM represents more than the loss of a morning news and current affairs program with a 40-year legacy. It is further evidence that private television, now in the hands of a clutch of corporate behemoths, is no longer in the business of serving the public interest.

CTV Cancels 'Canada AM' After 43 Seasons

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Business

The final episode will air on Friday.

5 Lessons In Managing Negative Publicity

Mary Charleson | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Business
Mary Charleson

Somebody at Coors Light had a horrible, no good, very bad day last week. Several people at Rethink, a well respected Vancouver advertising agency responsible for the #BraveTheCold campaign, also likely had a sleepless night trying to put the breaks on creative that was set to launch that week, after negative publicity threatened to take over. And that doesn't even credit the hundreds of thousands spent on scripting, casting, filming and editing in the first place that became unusable. Ouch.

CTV Halifax Fined For Showing Young Offenders' Faces

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Business

CTV pleaded guilty to violating the act during a court appearance last month.

Bell Media Layoffs Will Hit Local News Hard: Union

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Hundreds of job cuts planned at Bell Media have union officials worried about the future of CTV's local news operations. A majority of ...

CTV Journalist Charged A Year After Arrest In Ferguson

CP | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada

Los Angeles bureau chief Tom Walters was arrested last August while trying to ask a question of a Missouri Highway Patrol officer.

The CBC Must Demand Access to Future Leadership Debates

Wade Rowland | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Wade Rowland

In an election campaign that is extraordinary in so many ways, one of the more noteworthy changes is that there could be as many as five English-language leadership debates. More surprising and perplexing still is the way the CBC has abdicated its obligation as our public broadcaster to provide coverage of these events. The CBC, with its unparalleled household penetration, was not among the motley assemblage of television and web outlets that carried the initial Rogers-produced debate last week, nor will it be involved in the Globe and Mail/Google/YouTube effort next month.

The Canadian TV Schedule That Wasn't

D.K. Latta | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada
D.K. Latta

Recently the various major Canadian TV networks and media conglomerates have announced their up-coming Canadian fall programming. Um -- so what do you call a press release announcing something that doesn't exist?

Eastern Ontario Cities Lose CBC As Affiliates Switch To CTV

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A new programming agreement at three local TV stations in Eastern Ontario will leave viewers who watch over-the-air television in the area w...

In Election Year, Bill C-51 Is Best Opposed by Supreme Court

Yves Guillaume A. Messy | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Yves Guillaume A. Messy

Given the parliamentary majority that the Harper government currently enjoys, official effective opposition to its typically extreme legislative proposal lies squarely in the hands of the Supreme Court. Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau's respective decisions to stand aside the bill as it makes its way in the House of Commons, preferring instead to pitch oversight-related amendments as part of their prospective federal electoral platforms, reinforces this reality.

PORN Interrupts CTV Broadcast For 48 Seconds

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Business

The morning news is really, really great ... FOR PORN!

Broadcasters Should Not Censor Political Ads

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

Political speech is seemingly under attack from the last place we might expect: Canadian media broadcasters, that say parties can't use broadcasters' content in ads. Protecting copyright is not an illegitimate purpose, but this approach is less than ideal for political advertisements. Political parties rely on election advertising to persuade the electorate to vote for them. This political expression is a significantly important aspect of public discourse and should be accorded the highest priority and protection.

CTV Fall TV 2014-15: Hope You Like Superheroes

HuffPost Canada TV | Denette Wilford | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada TV

Bell Media always manages to get the last day of Canadian upfronts, and this year was no exception. While Rogers is taking a big risk with their prime...

Why My Dress Went Viral

Gloria Roheim McRae | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Style
Gloria Roheim McRae

I was still having a hard time deciding between which dress to wear, and I thought it was an easy thing to ask my social media tribe about, on Instagram and Facebook. After all, I am a social media strategist, and I'm always experimenting with online engagement. That's when the fun began.

What I Learned This Week: The Precarious Future of Voting

Andy Nulman | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Well, cross another one off the bucket list, as last Monday I made my debut as a TV political commentator. Given my career path and my reputation, the aforementioned gig seems strange and incongruous. But those who know me know my political passion, especially these days as Quebec and Montreal try to redefine their places in a rapidly-changing world.

Getting to Meet the Child I Sponsored for Nine Years

Dave Schram and Jet Black | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Impact
 Dave Schram and Jet Black

Earlier this fall, Amazing Race Canada fan favourites Jet and Dave travelled to Brazil with World Vision Canada to meet children whose lives are changing thanks to Canadian donors. While there, Dave got a big surprise: a visit with the girl he's been sponsoring through World Vision for nine years.

Watching the Watchdog: The Best Anchorman in Canada

Tim Knight | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada
Tim Knight

If you're not planning anything of overwhelming importance this evening I invite you to screen a newish, different, pioneering and quite fascinating one-hour news program. It's called Kevin Newman Live and it's on the CTV News Channel weekdays at 9.00 p.m.

Why TV Shows Do "Crossover" Episodes

D.K. Latta | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

A "crossover" is when characters from one series/property appear in an unrelated series/property. In comic books, the "shared universe" idea is so intrinsic, characters regularly guest star in each other's magazines. There are different reasons for doing a TV crossover. The first is just for the fun of it.

Take Pity on PR People Stuck with Cowardly Big-Shot Business Executives

Brian Kilgore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Brian Kilgore

Imagine being the PR mouthpiece for those cowardly business executives who are so driven by greed and fear they take off out the back door if they see...

CTV's Crime-Drama Played is Worth Betting On

D.K. Latta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

There was a time when you could declare a Canadian TV season if two series were airing around the same time. And a "hit" season if people had actually heard of one of them. And then along comes Played -- CTV's crime-drama about undercover cops that premieres Thursday, Oct. 3rd. Here's the best part: it's actually quite good.

Watching the Watchdog: Bang-Bang Men

Tim Knight | Posted 09.21.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Tim Knight, writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog for HuffPost Canada. Full Disclosure: he worked with Don North at ABC in New York a...

CTV Fall TV 2013-14: It's All About Action

HuffPost Canada TV | Denette Wilford | Posted 06.07.2013 | Canada TV

Bell Media arguably had the least amount of work to do on their schedules because most of their shows were hits. Laughter may have been key for Rogers...

How to Improve Canadian TV

D.K. Latta | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

Canadian TV executives constantly cluck their tongues and ask, "How -- oh, how! -- can ratings be improved?!" You want to know how to improve Canadian TV? Make more #@$%&#! Canadian programs!!!! Period.

Darcy Michael: Skinny Bitch

Heather Magee | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

I first started following Darcy Micahel's career in his early days doing stand-up in dingy cafes and half-empty bars. Today, Darcy is headlining comedy festivals across Canada, is a regular on CBC Radio's "The Debaters" and is about to start filming his first supporting role in a sitcom. I had the opportunity to sit down with the self-proclaimed skinny bitch as he packed his bags for Toronto, to discuss his role and thoughts around this next phase of his career in comedy.