A Global News Exclusive: "Global News Goes Green" on Friday, June 20th, 2008



    TORONTO, June 16 /CNW/ - In an unprecedented effort to promote
environmental sustainability, the entire Global News organization is launching
"Global News Goes Green" on Friday, June 20th. In addition to covering the
day's major news stories, all Global News stations across the country are
dedicating their broadcasts on this day to key environmental issues and
eco-friendly topics, providing Canadians with ways to reduce their carbon
    "Environmental awareness is at its peak, and our 'Global News Goes Green'
initiative is to provide Canadians with the inspiration and knowledge to
protect the planet's delicate balance," said Troy Reeb, Global Television's
Vice-President of News. "The environment is an issue that concerns us all, and
as the country's news leader, we are committed to delivering news and
solutions that can make a positive impact on our world."
    For "Global News Goes Green", all Global newscasts coast-to-coast will
focus on a wide variety of topics surrounding sustainable development
throughout their broadcasts including the Morning News, Noon News, Early News,
News Hour, Evening News, Prime News, News Hour Final and News Final in the
respective markets. The newscasts will deliver in-depth stories of ways to
help protect and conserve our planet, live expert interviews and success
stories of local heroes making a difference.

    Below are some major stories from Global News:

    Global National
    From the front lines of climate change, Global National concludes a
three-day special report from the Canadian Arctic on the 20th, examining one
of the most timely and controversial issues of today. Global National
investigates how changes to the environment have impacted the traditional way
of life for people of the north, their communities, the rest of Canada and the

    Global News Ontario
    Global News Ontario offers in-depth coverage of local sustainability
issues ranging from the state of Toronto's waterways for a growing population,
to what the next generation is doing to make the world more "green." Plus, the
News Hour goes live, on-location at a local Greater Toronto public school
where students, teachers and parents are making inroads in helping improve the

    Global BC
    Global BC's Morning News team broadcasts live from the shores of
Vancouver to examine how the city is keeping its beaches and shorelines clean.
Comprehensive coverage continues with stories ranging from unique British
Columbian inventions, to the extremes local residents will go to live an
eco-friendly life.

    Global News Calgary
    Global News Calgary brings a two-part series on food waste reduction and
effective ways to save money and help the planet. The News Hour team
broadcasts live, on-location at a local landfill to investigate recycling
solutions and ways to reduce the amount of waste.

    Global News Edmonton
    In addition to providing viewers with helpful environmental tips from its
news anchors, Global News Edmonton focuses on local stories including
Edmontonians using "green" household appliances, an in-depth look at whether
eco-friendly cleaners are really what they claim to be, and a
behind-the-scenes tour of the Global newsroom with energy-saving advice from
an environment expert.

    Global News Winnipeg
    The Evening News takes to the open road, broadcasting live, on-location
at a clean energy producing wind farm in St. Leon, Manitoba. Here, the news
focuses on how members of a small, but modern community live simpler lives to
reduce their carbon footprint.

    Global News Regina
    Global News Regina examines what the city is doing to meet its goal of
decreasing the level of greenhouse gas emissions and unique ways local
businesses and websites are reducing their impact on the environment.

    Global News Quebec
    As part of its unique "My Planet" series, Global News Quebec takes its
Evening News broadcast on the road to a local Montreal school where students
are producing a news report on their eco-friendly initiatives.

    "Global News Goes Green" is sponsored by Toyota Canada, a champion for
the environment. As part of this "green" initiative, Global News and Toyota
Canada Inc., along with the National Post and Canada.com introduced a "Make
Things Better Challenge" contest to encourage Canadians to share what they are
doing for the betterment of the environment. One lucky Canadian will be
selected to win a Toyota Prius. Toyota has a long-standing commitment to
environmental stewardship, both globally and in Canada. Toyota's environmental
commitment extends beyond cars to encompass every aspect of the company.
    Global News comprises of 10 local news stations across Canada as well as
its flagship national newscast, Global National. From coast-to-coast, Global
News has the country covered with the most comprehensive newscasts, delivering
the day's most important local, national, and international news.

    About Canwest Broadcasting

    Canwest Broadcasting operates two conventional television networks,
Global Television and E!, and twenty-one of the country's most popular
specialty channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel,
Showcase, Slice(TM) and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of
Canwest Media Inc.

    About Canwest Media Inc.

    Canwest Media Inc is a subsidiary of Canwest Global Communications Corp.
(www.canwest.com; TSX: CGS and CGS.A). An international media company, Canwest
is Canada's largest publisher of paid English language daily newspapers and
owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional television,
out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, web sites and radio
stations in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, the
United Kingdom and the United States.

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For further information: Media contact: Yvonne Chiang, (604) 422-6736,

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