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2014-08-21 12:26:18

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today launched an online discussion forum for Canadians to have their final say on the future of the television system. The forum will be open until September 19 - the final day of the public hearing on Let's Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians. To help focus comments, the CRTC has also published a working document for discussion that outlines some of the issues to be considered...

2014-07-31 16:25:33

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, July 31, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that it is prohibiting exclusivity provisions in roaming agreements between Canadian wireless service providers to further enhance sustainable competition in the wireless market. In December 2013, the CRTC initiated a formal public proceeding to examine whether certain wireless service providers were subjecting smaller Canadian competitors to unjustly...

2014-07-23 12:27:36

OTTAWA, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that it will host a meeting with telecommunications and broadcasting distribution companies to discuss the practice of charging additional fees to customers who wish to receive paper bills. The CRTC also released the results of its fact-finding exercise on these practices. Based on information obtained by the CRTC, there is a wide variation in how companies approach paper bill...

2014-06-25 12:26:46

GATINEAU, QC, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced the steps it will take to enhance Canadians' access to existing 9-1-1 services and facilitate the transition to next-generation 9-1-1 services. The action plan published today was established further to a consultation in which Canadians were asked to identify and prioritize the matters within the CRTC's jurisdiction that should be addressed regarding 9-1-1...

2014-06-19 12:29:38

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is proud that its work is being recognized through the Public Service Awards of Excellence. CRTC employees will be honoured at a ceremony this fall for their creative and innovative work in the areas of Official Languages, Employment Equity and Diversity, and Policy. CRTC employees will receive an award in the Official Languages category for the high degree to which the use of...

2014-06-17 12:26:47

OTTAWA, June 17, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, at a noon rally, union presidents representing employees of the public broadcaster called out to the 12 members of the CBC/Radio-Canada's board of directors to condemn the impending new cuts. "Since 2009, close to $450 M were cut from the CBC/RC's budget and over 2,000 jobs were lost. Without having been any public debate on its future, we are currently witnessing the slow smothering of a public utility that is essential to Canadians,...

2014-06-17 12:26:34

OTTAWA, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Today at noon in the front of the CBC building at 181 Queen street (Bank and O'Connor), the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) will hold a rally to urge CBC board members to take their role to heart as they deal with the current round of cuts announced in April, and possibly yet another round of cuts soon to be announced. The CMG is organising the rally in collaboration of other local and national organizations that support the national public broadcaster. "We want to...

2014-06-09 12:26:56

GATINEAU, QC, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - On the occasion of his 80th birthday, the Canadian Museum of History is honouring architect Douglas Cardinal -- the designer of its iconic and celebrated buildings -- by renaming one of its principal event and meeting rooms the Douglas J. Cardinal Salon. This year marks the 25(th) anniversary of the Museum's two adjoining buildings. Upon opening, they received immediate international acclaim for their innovative and elegant design, inspired in...

2014-06-09 12:26:26

BANFF, AB, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Heather Conway, Executive-Vice President, CBC English Services announced today Sally Catto has been named General Manager of Programming for CBC Television. The announcement was made at the Banff World Media Festival. Catto's appointment is effective immediately. An extensive international search was conducted over several months. In making the announcement Conway commented, "The breadth of candidates we interviewed was most impressive but after...

2014-05-25 08:20:39

TORONTO, May 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The broadcasting world has lost a giant and the CBC has lost one of its most esteemed and admired colleagues. Knowlton Nash passed away last night at the age of 86. He was a pioneer in the industry who inspired a generation of journalists to aspire to the high standards he set for himself. CBC's Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge followed in Nash's footsteps, assuming the anchor role for The National back in 1992. "Knowlton was unquestionably a...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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