Wendy Mesley took home the Canadian Screen Award for Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program or Series at Tuesday night’s gala honouring excellence in non-fiction programming. Among the night’s other big winners were CBC News: The National for Best National Newscast and CBC Newfoundland & Labrador which won Best Local Newscast for CBC News: Here & Now. CTV’s Lisa LaFlamme won Best National News Anchor, while CTV News Edmonton’s Darryl McIntyre took home the award for Best Local News Anchor. You can view the complete list of winners here.
The CRTC has split the difference in a MusiquePlus dispute with Bell over packaging. MusiquePlus and Musimax complained Bell had removed the channels from its first-tier package in Quebec and was only including them in its highest-tier package, violating sections of the code. In its decision, the commission found the proposed repackaging for Max violates section 9 of the Code, but that the proposed repackaging for MusiquePlus does not.
The Arkells and this year’s Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Sarah McLachlan have been added to the lineup of performers confirmed for the 2017 JUNO Awards on April 2. They join previously announced performers A Tribe Called Red, Alessia Cara, Ruth B, Shawn Mendes and The Strumbellas. CTV has also announced it will air the live broadcast in 4K on CTV and CTV GO.
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) will air a 13-part television series this summer focused on home improvement and do-it-yourself projects with an accessibility twist. Produced by Clerisy Entertainment, Eyes for the Job is currently in production in Nova Scotia and will feature hosts Chris Judge and Rebekah Higgs. A lifelong handyman and do-it-yourself enthusiast, Chris brings a unique perspective to the program as he is blind. He’ll work alongside Rebekah, who is fully sighted and runs her own web series DIY MOM.