Halifax, Nova Scotia - 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.
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 800 employees who provide a range of communications, entertainment & advertising services to business and residential customers across the Atlantic Provinces. For more information on Eastlink products and services, please visit www.eastlink.ca
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