The new show, News at Five, will launch on Aug. 28 with Matt Skube at the helm, Bell Media announced in a news release Thursday.
The vote does not trigger a strike, but one could be requested if an agreement cannot be reached through conciliation.
“They will have a distinctive look, they will have some distinctive content,” said Richard Gray, Bell Media vice-president and general manager of radio and TV for Ottawa, in an interview.
Its mandate is to promote local and regional events and attractions, provide community information and also the weather from Environment Canada.
Dozens of employees have been dismissed amid cuts and Rogers shuttered four stations in Southern Ontario.
Offering access to the paper’s website was a “no-brainer” said Ann Archer, manager of content services for the Ottawa Public Library.
The president of uOttawa’s student union filed notice to sue the paper after they reported on allegedly defamatory statements made about him at a public meeting.
The FM frequency 95.7 has been empty in Ottawa since about 2014, when a local station carrying national network Aboriginal Voices Radio went quiet. Now the CRTC is hearing proposals to fill it.
In an era of dwindling news resources, this outlandish story says a lot about what’s driving media these days.
From a silver-plating factory in Trenton, to a 28-year career in the RCMP, to 24 years in community journalism, 74-year-old John Brummell retired from the Stittsville News on Friday.
Taking a look back at the career of Ottawa Sun day oner Susan Sherring.
How did Ottawa radio fare this fall?
It comes amid a grim financial picture at parent company Postmedia, which also publishes the Ottawa Citizen.
The report examines competition and concentration trends from 1984 until 2015 for more than a dozen sectors of the Canadian media, Internet and telecoms industries.
According to the Ottawa Newspaper Guild, Postmedia will cut the amount of local coverage in the print editions of the two papers.
The anchor has been on leave for 16 months fighting cancer.
“Area resident” was released Friday.
Much nicer design, too.
Quick look at the map and it seems every radio and TV station broadcasts them, at least within Ottawa.
All six episode are available on demand on Bell Fibe TV1.