We used to have a little TV station here, competing with CJOH (CTV) and CBC, they were bought out by 'A' channel. Leaving the stupid name aside, there was quite a turnover of staff at the time, and of the old folks who worked at CHRO few remained. This station served much of the Valley, and had a wonderful local, small town feel to it. I recall at the time thinking, how long will this last?
Well, seems they are now scaling back and will no longer offer 'evening news'.
'A' channel cuts jobs, drops local newscasts
The current monopoly of Canadian media is a crime - a crime against differing viewpoints and crime against opinion.
What a joke, but not a funny one. By concentrating media into the hands of the few (the Aspers) we as Canadians suffer, we suffer because we don't get a balanced view from 'journalists'. We also suffer because a large part of the audience is left out in the cold. At least the A channel did cover local events, tractor pulls, Valley news and the like - who will do it now? Who will serve the community's interest? Well, likely CBC will help out, but hey they've had their own budgets slashed and really there isn't that much local programming.
I guess it's just easier to produce fluff and stick a tape into the machine than to actually provide REAL news to the viewers.
Ahhh to live with blinders on!