If you have an appetite for continuous provincial election coverage, you might want to check out the CBC NL Votes live blog. Keeping up with the activities of the three parties can be hard enough – not to mention with the candidates themselves. But the NL Votes Live Blog features the Twitter feeds of the entire CBC election team all over the province, keeping you up-to-the-minute with whatever’s going on. Check it out via the link below. NL Votes Live Blog
Half a dozen fire trucks arrived at the former CBC Radio building on Duckworth Street just after 6:30 p.m. to find black, thick smoke pouring out of the top floor. Superintendent Don Byrne of the St. John’s fire department said two crews of firefighters went into the building initially. He said they traced the fire’s origins to the third and fourth floors; the fire was under control within an hour. Byrne said firefighters and RNC investigators were back inside the building last night to try to find the cause. Source: CBC
Lloyd Robertson will sign off on his four-decade-plus run as a national news anchor tonight, but he says he doesn’t want to steal the spotlight away from the day’s events. “You have to remember that it is still going to be a newscast,” said the 77-year-old in a recent interview. “So we’re going to have news in that broadcast and at the end, I will say goodbye…. It isn’t (about me). It’s about the news. In television, because it’s such a personal medium, you’re the messenger but you’re only a part of the system, and you’re not the most important part of the system. The Stratford, Ont., native has anchored CTV’s nightly national newscast for 35 years and he spent six years prior to that at the helm of CBC’s nightly news broadcast. That run stands as the longest for a national network news anchor in North America — by…
Dave Picco speaks of his second solo album from T.O.