EastLink, CBC deliver exclusive province-wide coverage of Municipal Vote 08

    HALIFAX, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - EastLink and CBC News: Nova Scotia at Six have
created a unique programming partnership to provide Nova Scotians detailed
coverage of this year's municipal elections.
    From the campaign trail to the final results, EastLink and CBC are
bringing comprehensive coverage of the municipal elections into the living
rooms of Nova Scotians with Municipal Vote 2008. Coverage begins on Saturday,
October 18, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. exclusively on EastLink Television. This is the
first time the two companies have joined together for an election special.
    CBC News: Nova Scotia at Six host Jim Nunn will anchor the coverage,
while EastLink's Dan Robertson will provide regular updates from the 'EastLink
Results Desk' in Lower Sackville.
    "We are delighted to be joining forces with EastLink to deliver
community-by-community results of these elections in a way that no one else
can match. When it comes to getting news to Nova Scotians, EastLink's services
and our content make a natural fit," says Andrew Cochran, Managing Director,
CBC Television, Maritimes.
    "We have always prided ourselves on giving a voice to communities
throughout our service areas," says Michael Smith, Director of EastLink
Television. "By working with the CBC we will ensure the issues and concerns
that are important to all communities are discussed and analyzed as part of
our joint coverage."
    EastLink and CBC news reporters will provide frequent updates from
Yarmouth, Bridgewater, New Glasgow, Windsor, Halifax Regional Municipality and
Amherst and offer candidates' reactions as the results come in.

    About EastLink

    Operating from its headquarters in Halifax, Nova Scotia, EastLink is the
fifth largest cable company in Canada and was the first to offer customers
local telephone service over a state-of-the-art digital network. EastLink is
one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies with more than 900 employees who
provide a range of communications, entertainment & advertising services to
residential, business and public sector customers across the Atlantic
Provinces. For more information on EastLink products and services, please
visit www.eastlink.ca.

    About CBC

    CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its
largest cultural institutions. With 28 services offered on Radio, Television,
the Internet, satellite radio, digital audio, as well as through its record
and music distribution service and wireless WAP and SMS messaging services,
CBC/Radio-Canada is available how, where, and when Canadians want it. Please
visit www.cbc.ca

For further information:

For further information: Paula Sibley Fox, Communications Specialist,
EastLink, (902) 446-1939, Fax: (902) 453-2118,
paula.sibleyfox@corp.eastlink.ca; Chantal Bernard, Senior Communications
Officer, CBC, (902) 420-4306, Fax: (902) 420-4298, chantal.bernard@cbc.ca

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