The Community TV Trade in Canada

This is a community television history extending from West Kootenay Television in 1971 through ICTV in East Vancouver in 1997 up to Campbell River being taken over by Shaw in 2009. The Kelowna CRTC hearing where C.M.E.S. Community Media Education Society applied to provide independent volunteer-oriented channels in BC and Alberta, after TELUS said it did not plan to offer community programming, is covered in detail.

Paper: "Public-Community Partnerships to Improve Local Media"

Research paper presented by Karen Wirsig of the Canadian Media Guild and Catherine Edwards of the CACTUS at the Journalism Strategies conference at McGill April 19-22, 2012.