Red Deer TV station to shut down end of August

Canwest Global Communications Corp. (TSX:CGS) says it will close two of its local conventional television stations by the end of August.

WINNIPEG — Canwest Global Communications Corp. (TSX:CGS) says it will close two of its local conventional television stations by the end of August.

A Canwest representative says about 80 jobs in total are affected by the closures of CHEK-TV in Victoria and CHCA-TV in Red Deer, Alta.

They were among five TV stations whose future has been under review by the Winnipeg-based broadcasting and publishing company.

Canwest has already announced the proposed sale of CHCH-TV in Hamilton and CJNT-TV in Montreal to a Toronto company.

All five of the stations have been part of Canwest’s second network, operating under the E! brand.

Canwest says it will keep the fifth station, CHBC-TV station in Kelowna, B.C., as a Global affiliate.

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