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Hurricane Dorian coverage in Canada

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Hurricane Dorian, now a category 1 hurricane, is barrelling towards Atlantic Canada...

 

... and none of the regional TV stations in Atlantic Canada are doing any special coverage on TV. Not CBC Nova Scotia/New Brunswick/PEI, not CTV Atlantic, not Global Halifax/New Brunswick. CBC News Network is providing TV coverage, and I'm assuming CTV News Channel is as well (neither are being simulcasted on their respective broadcast networks). Global is providing live reports for other affiliates and on their website. 

 

In case you wanted to see what's happening there online...

CTV Atlantic

CBC Nova Scotia

CBC New Brunswick

CBC Prince Edward Island

Global Halifax

Global New Brunswick

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Update:

All 3 stations in Halifax had their usual Saturday evening newscast:

- CTV Atlantic - 1 hour at 6 PM with updates throughout the evening

- Global Halifax/New Brunswick - 30 minutes (live and locally presented) at 6 PM + Global National

- CBC Nova Scotia/New Brunswick/PEI - 30 minutes at 7 PM, simulcast on CBC News Network

 

Later in the evening, Dorian coverage resumed on their regularly scheduled late night newscasts

- CTV Atlantic - 1.5 hours (1 hour on CTV Atlantic 11 PM to Midnight, Midnight onwards on CTV Two Atlantic. CTV National News was pushed to midnight* on CTV Atlantic)

- Global Halifax/New Brunswick - 30 minutes (via Global's MMC facilities in Toronto)

- CBC Nova Scotia/New Brunswick/PEI - no late night newscast on Saturdays. CBC News Network provided additional coverage on cable

 

* On any CTV station, if a MAJOR breaking news event is happening or if there is a provincial election, CTV National News is usually pushed to 11:30 PM or later, and the local CTV News broadcast is placed at 11 PM.

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21 minutes ago, ED2 said:

Update:

All 3 stations in Halifax had their usual Saturday evening newscast:

- CTV Atlantic - 1 hour at 6 PM with updates throughout the evening

- Global Halifax/New Brunswick - 30 minutes (live and locally presented) at 6 PM + Global National

- CBC Nova Scotia/New Brunswick/PEI - 30 minutes at 7 PM, simulcast on CBC News Network

 

Later in the evening, Dorian coverage resumed on their regularly scheduled late night newscasts

- CTV Atlantic - 1.5 hours (1 hour on CTV Atlantic 11 PM to Midnight, Midnight onwards on CTV Two Atlantic. CTV National News was pushed to midnight* on CTV Atlantic)

- Global Halifax/New Brunswick - 30 minutes (via Global's MMC facilities in Toronto)

- CBC Nova Scotia/New Brunswick/PEI - no late night newscast on Saturdays. CBC News Network provided additional coverage on cable

 

* On any CTV station, if a MAJOR breaking news event is happening or if there is a provincial election, CTV National News is usually pushed to 11:30 PM or later, and the local CTV News broadcast is placed at 11 PM.

 

CTV Atlantic carried regular updates during primetime, several an hour.  It should be noted that CTV News Channel also carried the first hour of the CTV Atlantic late-news special - which was anchored by Steve Murphy, their weeknight 6pm anchor.

Edited by Northerner

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16 minutes ago, Northerner said:

 

CTV Atlantic carried regular updates during primetime, several an hour..  It should be noted that CTV News Channel also carried the first hour of the CTV Atlantic late-news special.

 

I'm a bit disappointed that none of the networks did rolling coverage, like they do in the US. I didn't expect Global to do it considering the resources they have in the region, but I would have expected at least CTV Atlantic to pre-empt some programming to cover Dorian's arrival, or CBC to simulcast CBC News Network.

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Here are the first blocks from the 6 PM newscasts from CTV Atlantic and Global Halifax (simulcast on Global New Brunswick), and the 7 PM evening newscast from CBC Nova Scotia (simulcast on CBC NB, PEI, and NL).

0:00 - CTV News Atlantic

16:22 - Global News at 6 Maritimes

28:36 - CBC Atlantic Tonight

 

 

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