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Fort still in limbo on hockey broadcast


“Hockey Day in Canada” definitely will air Jan. 5 on CBC but it still isn’t clear Thursday whether Fort Frances would be part of the broadcast.

The broadcast had been threatened by a technicians’ strike at CBC, but a tentative deal reached last Friday afternoon appears to have saved the day—at least for the main program.

“Subject to ratification by CET membership, we will be going ahead with ‘Hockey Day in Canada,’” said Chuck Thompson, CBC’s director of communications.

“What we have to look at now is how much we can do,” he added. “We’ve had a strike for the last few weeks so there’s a lot to be done in a very compressed time.”

“There’s a good chance we will be in Fort Frances if the vote comes through,” he added. “We will make every effort, but there are no guarantees.”

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