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Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Public broadcaster music library closing, CDs to be digitised, destroyed

Canada’s public broadcaster CBC (English) and Radio-Canada (French) is going through massive changes. Update As mentioned in its news release of December 12, 2017, Radio-Canada is taking the necessary steps to ensure the long-term preservation of its collections of vinyl» 

Health, Society

Private weight loss surgery was expensive, caused complications

One in four Canadians are obese and many seek surgery to help them lose weight. Where health is an issue, bariatric surgery is offered through the publicly-funded health care system. But the waits used to be long so some people» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canadian documentary reveals pyramid secrets

It is one one of the most fascinating mysteries of history and engineering. How were the Egyptian pyramids built? And especially the biggest pyramid, the Great Pyramid of Khufu. The oldest Egyptian papyrus ever found has revealed vast new information» 


CBC chooses four to host flagship news program

The public broadcaster will replace its long-time news anchor Peter Mansbridge with four people who will deliver The National from the cities of Toronto, Vancouver and the nation’s capital, Ottawa. The flagship news program airs on television for one hour» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Much-loved humourist and radio host dies

It is perhaps because he reflected so much that is Canadian that there is such an outpouring of grief and tributes for CBC radio host Stuart McLean after his death. For more than 20 years, McLean regaled his listeners with» 


CBC is among Canada’s10 most influential brands

Technology-focused companies topped the list of ten most influential brands in Canada as ranked by the Institute of Communication Agencies and the Ipsos polling firm. The list was unveiled at an advertising and marketing event in Toronto. People’s opinions culled» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Canada gears up for game show featuring books

The public broadcaster, CBC has announced the host for its annual game show called Canada Reads 2017. Actor and stand-up comedian, Ali Hassan will host what he calls a reality game show that is a battle of the books. A» 

Gordie Tapp, entertainer extraordinaire, takes his final bow

He was known to generations in Canada and the US where he was a popular host, character actor, writer, pitchman, and amazing joke teller. Gordie Tapp died this Sunday in a Burlington, Ontario hospital at age 94. He began his» 

Arts and Entertainment, Politics, Society

Public broadcaster seeks new funding model

Decimated by years of budget cuts by successive governments, CBC/Radio-Canada is asking the government to boost and stabilize its funding. An extra $318 million annually would enable it to stop selling advertising. Private media have recently complained that the public» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

History: Nov 2, 1936 -Canada’s Public Broadcaster birthday: 80 today

Canada’s public broadcaster, the CBC, is 80 years old today. Modelled somewhat on the BBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation came into being on November 2, 1936. Surprisingly many of the issues that led to the creation of the CBC, are»