Global News Edmonton launches the city's first television news and traffic helicopter


    EDMONTON, June 20 /CNW/ - Global News Edmonton has launched the first and
only television news and traffic helicopter in the city - "Global 1."
    In partnership with Canadian Traffic Network (CTN), the "Global 1" team
will deliver market-leading helicopter content, including live drive-time
traffic coverage on the Morning News and Early News. "Global 1" is also a
state-of-the-art tool for breaking news coverage, adding to Global's
reputation as home of Edmonton's most comprehensive local news coverage.
    "The Global 1 helicopter will allow us to provide our viewers with
important traffic information in the mornings and afternoons," says Neill
Fitzpatrick, News Director of Global Edmonton. "It will also give our viewers
unparalleled live coverage of major news events taking place across the
Edmonton region."
    Reporting for "Global 1" are CTN traffic correspondents Kris Burkholder
and Chris Hayden. Kris is a veteran broadcaster and is best known in the city
for her morning traffic reports at 630 CHED. Chris is a retired police
sergeant and former media spokesperson who has worked with the Edmonton Police
Service for 26 years.

    About Global Television:

    Global Television is owned by CanWest MediaWorks Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of CanWest Global Communications Corp, (CanWest) (NYSE:   CWG; TSX:
CGS and CGS.A, CanWest, an international media
company, is Canada's largest media company. In addition to owning the Global
Television network, CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers,
and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional
television, out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, Web sites and
radio networks in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Turkey, the United States and the United Kingdom.

For further information:

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

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