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Postmedia's merger talks with Toronto Star owner a 'Hail Mary pass': expert

Postmedia's merger talks with Toronto Star owner a 'Hail Mary pass': expert

TORONTO — A potential merger between Canada's two largest newspaper chains could mark the next step in the decimation of Canadian news, which has seen dwindling jobs and widening coverage gaps, say those who study the industry.
B.C. stuck on the sidelines as field expands for 2030 Winter Olympics bid prospects

B.C. stuck on the sidelines as field expands for 2030 Winter Olympics bid prospects

The Canadian Olympic Committee remains open to the possibility of discussing another Games in B.C.
Postmedia in merger talks with Toronto Star owner Nordstar

Postmedia in merger talks with Toronto Star owner Nordstar

TORONTO — Postmedia Network Canada Corp. said Tuesday that it's in talks to merge with Nordstar Capital LP, the owner of Metroland Media Group and the Toronto Star.
Rodriguez says newsrooms will be supported should Meta, Google block news

Rodriguez says newsrooms will be supported should Meta, Google block news

OTTAWA — Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez said he remains hopeful digital giants will not make good on their threat to block access to Canadian news on their platforms, but if they do then the Liberal government will ensure newsrooms have the resources they need to continue their work.
TV news at a crossroads as financial strain deepens, experts say

TV news at a crossroads as financial strain deepens, experts say

TORONTO — BCE Inc.
Bell asks CRTC to drop local news requirements after mass layoffs

Bell asks CRTC to drop local news requirements after mass layoffs

TORONTO — BCE Inc.'s media arm is asking the federal telecommunications regulator to waive local news and Canadian programming requirements for its television stations, saying its obligations are based on outdated market realities.
Vancouver International Jazz Festival to launch, seeks title sponsor

Vancouver International Jazz Festival to launch, seeks title sponsor

Longtime title sponsor TD Bank dropped its sponsorship after last year
Forty years of BC Place Stadium, by the numbers

Forty years of BC Place Stadium, by the numbers

The province's stadium has hosted prominent figures, acts and sports events over the past four decades
Bell cuts put Bill C-11, C-18 back in the spotlight as Meta tests blocking news

Bell cuts put Bill C-11, C-18 back in the spotlight as Meta tests blocking news

TORONTO — It's still not clear if two pieces of federal legislation will do enough to compensate Canadian media whose ad revenue has been lost to multinational tech giants. The issue has been thrust back into the spotlight after BCE Inc.
Bell cuts 1,300 positions, radio stations and foreign bureaus in restructuring

Bell cuts 1,300 positions, radio stations and foreign bureaus in restructuring

TORONTO — BCE Inc. is cutting 1,300 positions, shutting or selling nine radio stations and closing two foreign bureaus as the company plans to "significantly adapt" how it delivers the news in the face of rising financial pressure.