CBC Ombudsman Esther Enkin has concluded there was a violation of policy in both tone and context when a CBC online writer expressed personal opinion using the @CBCToronto Twitter account. The exchange involving CBC News employee Lucas Powers was over an article concerning Toronto schools’ guidelines for Halloween costumes. Read the full decision here.
Marapharm Ventures Inc., the publicly-traded, B.C.-based medical and recreational cannabis operation, has launched an online TV channel featuring daily news and market reports about cannabis and the cannabis industry. The company says Marapharm.tv is operating independently from its cannabis operations.
CTV.ca and Facebook, in partnership with Shakey Pictures, will livestream a 90-minute Neil Young concert from a yet-to-be-disclosed Canadian location. Bell Media is said to have several locations on hold for the show, with speculation it will be held in Omemee, ON, the small Kawartha Lakes village where Young spent his early years. The concert will stream Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET in support of the launch of NYA – The Neil Young Archives, a chronological collection of Young’s entire recorded music, films, videos, books and audio streaming via Young’s Xstream by NYA. Dec. 1 also marks the release of new studio album The Visitor, with Young backed by band Promise of the Real.
Allan Holender has relaunched his online oldies/cool jazz web station Okanaganvalleyradio.com. It will stream on the expanding Boomer Public Radio Network, featuring programming from radio veterans like Barry Bowman of Victoria, Winnipeg’s Roger Currie, Brant Zwicker and Shelley Gummeson of Kamloops, and Frank Allan from New York. Holender, whose 40-year broadcasting career includes founding C-ISL 650 AM Richmond, also hosts his own show called A Boomer Home Companion. Okanagan Valley Radio programs are archived on the BPR broadcast website at www.boomerpublicradio.com.