Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Peters hit with $31K fine

There is a price attached to annoying and delaying the courts. In Ken Peters' case, its a $31,000 fine for civil contempt of court. Here's the CP story carried on CTV.ca: Ont. reporter who wouldn't divulge source fined Canadian Press HAMILTON — A Hamilton Spectator reporter was fined $31,000 on Tuesday for refusing to identify […]

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Only in Canada dept: Who has the best moose mascot?

Moose Jaw, Sask. has Mac. Dryden, Ont. has Max. Check out this yarn from CBC Saskatchewan and decide who measures up as the mightiest tourist moose in the land! Personally, I think Dryden has a better claim on using a moose as a town mascot, The Jaw's name not withstanding. Dryden is in the Canadian Shield, […]

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Meet the natalists

The NYT's David Brooks talks about the natalists, people into big families. They're Dubya's kind of people. He carried the 19 states with the highest white fertility rates. Read on: here is a little-known movement sweeping across the United States. The movement is “natalism.” All across the industrialized world, birthrates are falling – in Western […]

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Restructuring wave to hit BBC

Sounds like the BBC's strategic thinkers want to shift resources from administration to programming by cutting 2,900 jobs — or is it 5,300, as the Guardian says? Read on: Thompson says BBC 'must keep up' Savings will be ploughed into BBC programmes and content BBC director general Mark Thompson has defended his decision to axe […]

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