Global National With Kevin Newman Broadcasting LIVE On-Location March 5-9 From Alberta

    Fort McMurray, Calgary Venues Host Week of Special Broadcasts

    VANCOUVER, March 2 /CNW/ - As Alberta is experiencing unprecedented
growth, economic opportunity and environmental concerns, Global National will
be live and on-location in Alberta beginning Monday, March 5th for a week-long
road trip to Fort McMurray and Calgary.
    Together with Global News Edmonton and Calgary, this special series will
focus on Alberta's success as an economic powerhouse, how the oil and energy
sectors impact the environment and local communities, and where the province
stands on the political map.

    Global National's on-location schedule:

    -   Monday, March 5 - Oil Sands Discovery Centre, Fort McMurray
    -   Tuesday, March 6 - MacDonald Island C.A. Knight Recreation Complex,
        Fort McMurray
    -   Thursday, March 8 - Outside downtown Calgary
    -   Friday, March 9 - University of Calgary, Calgary

    "As Canada's most-watched national newscast, we wanted to focus on the
significance of Alberta especially given its flourishing economy," says Kevin
Newman, Global National Anchor and Executive Editor. "Alberta is a driving
force behind Canada's wealth with its rich oil sands and thriving energy
sector and Global National will be there to share its story and provide
perspective to the rest of the country."
    Throughout the past year, Kevin Newman and the Global National team have
maintained a consistent, dynamic on-location presence throughout Canada and
overseas, offering viewers a unique and in-depth analysis of the day's major
national and international news. Recent on-location broadcasts include:

    -   Afghanistan during Thanksgiving for a behind-the-scenes look at
        everyday realities of our Canadian military's peace-keeping efforts
    -   Ottawa at the Canadian Museum of Civilization for the 100th
        Anniversary of Scouts Canada
    -   Parliament Hill for the induction of Stephen Harper's new
        Conservative Government
    -   Toronto during the last Federal Election Campaign, and
    -   Montreal at the Palais des congrès during the Liberal Leadership
        Convention and Dawson College covering the school shooting

    About Global National:

    Global National with Kevin Newman is Canada's most-watched national
newscast ( The multi-award-winning half-hour is
broadcast live seven days a week at 5:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. in the Maritimes)
from its national news centre in Vancouver, B.C., with news bureaus and
correspondents in every major city in Canada, as well as Washington, D.C.
Global National provides an early evening national news alternative for
Canadians with a distinctive voice and approach to the day's top stories.

For further information:

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

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