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Maple Leafs’ broadcast schedule released

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014

Fifty-one days and counting until the Toronto Maple Leafs hit the ice for the 2014-15 season, and Sportsnet and Rogers are giving fans more games and access to their beloved team with 56 games on television and 41 games on radio on Sportsnet 590 The FAN. The action gets underway on Sportsnet and Sportsnet 590 The FAN at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 8 – opening night of the NHL regular season – with the Maple Leafs hosting the Montreal Canadiens.

Sportsnet’s regional television broadcast schedule kicks off on Friday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET on Sportsnet Ontario as the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Detroit Red Wings.

All 16 regional Maple Leafs television broadcasts will air on Sportsnet Ontario. Veteran broadcaster Paul Romanuk makes his Sportsnet debut, calling play-by-play for all of the Toronto regional broadcasts alongside analyst Greg Millen.

Highlights from Sportsnet’s regional Maple Leafs broadcast schedule include two games against the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, two showdowns with Atlantic Division rival Tampa Bay Lightning and an all-Canadian matchup with the Edmonton Oilers.

Rogers will also deliver 40 national Maple Leafs broadcasts this season. Highlights from the Leafs national package include 24 Hockey Night in Canada Saturday matchups, 12 appearances on Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey and four Rogers Hometown Hockey Sunday night matchups, the newest national night on the NHL schedule.

Sportsnet 590 The FAN will broadcast 41 Toronto Maple Leafs games this season, including the NHL season opener against Montreal. Fan favourite Joe Bowen will be the exclusive voice of the station’s Maple Leafs broadcasts, calling play-by-play alongside analyst and former goalie Jim Ralph.

For all 41 games on radio, former Leafs GM Gord Stellick will host the two-hour Leafs Nation Post-Game to wrap up each broadcast. Plus, every Saturday night – beginning Saturday, Oct. 4 – Stellick will host Hockey Central Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. ET.

In addition to Sportsnet’s Toronto Maple Leaf regional broadcasts, Rogers will deliver 350 national regular season NHL games across nine networks, including CBC, City, Sportsnet (East, Ontario, West, and Pacific), Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360 and FX Canada. Rogers has exclusive Canadian broadcast coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Stanley Cup Final, NHL All-Star Game, NHL Draft Lottery, NHL Draft, and the NHL Awards. Sportsnet is also the official regional television broadcast rights holder for the Calgary Flames (including radio rights on Sportsnet 960 The FAN), Edmonton Oilers, and Vancouver Canucks.

Rogers Communications secured a 12-year deal with the NHL in November 2013 for exclusive national broadcast and multimedia rights in Canada, beginning with the 2014-15 season.

Toronto Maple Leafs 2014-15 TV Broadcast Schedule:

*Channel allocations for Hockey Night in Canada to be announced on a weekly basis

October

  • Wednesday, Oct. 8, Montreal @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)
  • Saturday, Oct. 11, Pittsburgh @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Sunday, Oct. 12, Toronto @ New York Rangers, 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT (National – City)
  • Friday, Oct. 17, Detroit @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, Oct. 18, Toronto @ Detroit, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 22, Toronto @ Ottawa, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)
  • Saturday, Oct. 25, Boston @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Friday, Oct. 31, Toronto @ Columbus, 7 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)

November

  • Saturday, Nov. 1, Chicago @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 4, Toronto @ Arizona, 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, Nov. 8, New York Rangers @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12, Boston @ Toronto, 8 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)
  • Saturday, Nov. 15, Toronto @ Buffalo, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Saturday, Nov. 22, Detroit @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 26, Toronto @ Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)
  • Saturday, Nov. 29, Washington @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

December

  • Saturday, Dec. 6, Vancouver @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 10, Toronto @ Detroit, 8 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)
  • Saturday, Dec. 13, Detroit @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Sunday, Dec. 14, Los Angeles @ Toronto, 5 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, Dec. 20, Philadelphia @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Sunday, Dec. 21, Toronto @ Chicago, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (City – National)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 23, Toronto @ Dallas, 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Sunday, Dec. 28, Toronto @ Florida, 5 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Monday, Dec. 29, Toronto @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 31, Toronto @ Boston, 7 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)

January

  • Friday, Jan. 2, Toronto @ Minnesota, 8 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, Jan. 3, Toronto @ Winnipeg, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 7, Washington @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)
  • Monday, Jan. 12, Toronto @ Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 14, Toronto @ Anaheim, 10 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, Jan. 17, Toronto @ St. Louis, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 21, Toronto @ Ottawa, 7 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 28, Toronto @ New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)
  • Saturday, Jan. 31, Toronto @ Philadelphia @ 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

February

  • Friday, Feb. 6, Toronto @ New Jersey, 7 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, Feb. 7, Edmonton @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Saturday, Feb. 14, Toronto @ Montreal, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 17, Florida @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Friday, Feb. 20, Toronto @ Carolina, 7 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, Feb. 21, Winnipeg @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Saturday, Feb. 28, Toronto @ Montreal, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

March

  • Sunday, March 1, Toronto @ Washington, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (City – National)
  • Thursday, March 5, Toronto @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, March 7, St. Louis @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Monday, March 9, NY Islanders @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Wednesday, March 11, Buffalo @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)
  • Saturday, March 14, Toronto @ Vancouver, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Monday, March 16, Toronto @ Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, March 21, Toronto @ Ottawa, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Saturday, March 28, Ottawa @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

April

  • Wednesday, April 1, Toronto @ Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)
  • Saturday, April 4, Toronto @ Boston, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Sunday, April 5, Ottawa @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (City – National)
  • Wednesday, April 8, Toronto @ Columbus, 7:30 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)
  • Saturday, April 11, Montreal @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s 2014-15 Toronto Maple Leafs Broadcast Schedule:

October

  • Wednesday, Oct. 8, Montreal @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, Oct. 12, Toronto @ New York Rangers, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, Oct. 14, Colorado @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Oct. 18, Toronto @ Detroit, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21, Toronto @ New York Islanders, 7 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, Oct. 28, Buffalo @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET

November

  • Saturday, Nov. 1, Chicago @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Nov. 6, Toronto @ Colorado, 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12, Boston @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Nov. 15, Toronto @ Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Nov. 20, Tampa Bay @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, Nov. 26, Toronto @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. ET

December

  • Tuesday, Dec. 2, Dallas @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Dec. 6, Vancouver @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, Dec. 10, Toronto @ Detroit, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, Dec. 16, Anaheim @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Dec. 20, Philadelphia @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, Dec. 21, Toronto @ Chicago, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, Dec. 23, Toronto @ Dallas, 7 p.m. ET
  • Monday, Dec. 29, Toronto @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, Dec. 31, Toronto @ Boston, 7 p.m. ET

January

  • Friday, Jan. 2, Toronto @ Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, Jan. 7, Washington @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Monday, Jan. 12, Toronto @ Los Angeles, 10 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Jan. 15, Toronto @ San Jose, 10 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Jan. 17, Toronto @ St. Louis, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, Jan. 21, Toronto @ Ottawa, 7 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, Jan. 28, Toronto @ New Jersey, 7 p.m. ET

February

  • Tuesday, Feb. 3, Toronto @ Nashville, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Feb. 7, Edmonton @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Feb. 12, Toronto @ New York Islanders, 7 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, Feb. 17, Florida @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Feb. 28, Toronto @ Montreal, 6:30 p.m. ET

March

  • Tuesday, March 3, Toronto @ Florida, 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, March 7, St. Louis @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Monday, March 9, New York Islanders @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Friday, March 13, Toronto @ Calgary, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Monday, March 16, Toronto @ Edmonton, 9 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, March 21, Toronto @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, March 26, Florida @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET

April

  • Sunday, April 5, Ottawa @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET

Internship opportunities at Breakfast Television – Fall 2014

BT Toronto | posted Monday, Aug 18th, 2014

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Passionate about breaking news, lifestyle content, social media, and producing creative and engaging stories for television and online?

Breakfast Television is a three-and-a-half hour LIVE television news and lifestyle production and is looking for full-time production and digital interns for its September 2014 through January 2015 term. The successful applicant must be studying Radio and Television, Media Production, Journalism, Film, Digital Media, or Broadcasting, and the internship must be part of their post-secondary school curriculum.

We’re looking for an individual who’s bright, creative, and energetic, with a passion for news- and lifestyle-themed content, plus the ability to hunt down the latest trends before they go viral! Knowledge of video production and editing would be considered a strong asset.

The unpaid internship position is available, and is a full-time, five-day-a-week program, running from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday in our downtown Toronto studios.

Should you fulfill the requirements and wish to apply for the position, please forward your resume and cover letter, along with your placement officer’s name and contact info, to:

comments@bttoronto.ca
Please include ‘Internship‘ in the subject line.

Alternately, send a hard copy to:

City – Rogers Broadcasting Ltd.
Breakfast Television Internship Program
33 Dundas Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1B8

If we are interested in following up with you, we will be in touch to set up an interview.

Week of August 18, 2014

BT Toronto | posted Sunday, Aug 17th, 2014

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Coming up on Breakfast Television this week:

It’s a star-studded week as Neverest kicks off the week on Monday.

On Wednesday, singer Joseph Neale stops by the BT studios.

Plus, to round off the week, Janette Ewen is in to help you prep for your next family bash!

Be sure to watch BT weekdays 5:30 to 9 a.m. on City, right here at BTtoronto.ca, or on our Breakfast Television mobile app for iOS and Android!

Weeknight dinners to make life easier when school’s in

Suzanne Ellis | posted Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014

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There’s hockey practice and homework, piano lessons and playdates with friends. So how do you get a healthy and tasty dinner on the table for your kids and still ensure a reasonable bedtime?

Our friends at Cityline.ca have assembled a few of their favourite weeknight-friendly recipes from their roster of trusted guest experts — they’re quick, easy, and full of flavours your whole family will love. Use this page as a cheat sheet next time you’re not sure what to make!

Meatless and delicious: We love making at least one meal a week a meat-free one. These meatless dishes are filling on their own — but it never hurts to add some extra veggies or a salad on the side!

Mexican egg bake

Roasted portobello mushroom burger

Blistered corn, asparagus and pesto pizza

Maple Cheddar Granny Smith grilled cheese on the BBQ

Weeknight roasts: Roasts sound like a Sunday affair, we agree, but that needn’t be the case! The best part about a roast is that most of the work is hands-off, meaning you can help the little ones with homework while the main dish cooks away!

Weeknight roast chicken

Weeknight roast beef with carrots and spuds

One-pan wonders: Can we all agree that the worst part of cooking on weeknights (or any night, really) is the clean-up? You will love these dishes first because they’re delicious, and second because the clean

One-pot chicken with spring vegetables

One-pan pasta with tomatoes and basil

Provencal pan salmon

Making the most of leftovers: Here’s a great case for making too much food one night — the extras can help you get a head-start on the next evening’s meal. Leftover roast chicken, pork, or beef can be made over into a wrap, a veggie-packed dinner bowl, or a simple pasta dish.

Dinner bowl ideas

Chicken pesto pasta with roasted tomatoes

Everyone loves a burger: Your kids won’t argue when burgers are on the menu — set up a station with toppings so that everyone can build their own.

Oven-roasted burgers

Sweet potato and chickpea quinoa burgers

Quick-cooking seafood: Seafood dishes save us when we’re especially pressed for time! Most filets take only 10-15 minutes to cook through, and shrimp are even faster if you can find ones that are already shelled and deveined.

Chili mint shrimp noodle salad

Farfalle with creamy tuna and red pepper

Mahi mahi tacos

On the grill: While the weather’s nice, take advantage of the ease of BBQing. The grill heats up quickly, and also means easy clean-up. We love that we can often grill our main AND our sides!

Grilled salmon with orzo

Grilled shrimp salad

Citrus grilled chicken with pineapple salad

We love to hear your ideas! What’s your favourite weeknight dinner? Share your suggestions in the comments section below.

For more great back-to-school coverage from Cityline, click here.

Screen legend Lauren Bacall dies at 89

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014

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Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall has passed away. She was 89.

The Humphrey Bogart Estate announced her death on its verified Facebook and Twitter pages.

“With deep sorrow for the magnitude of our loss, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall.”

A fashion model and bit-part New York actress before moving to Hollywood at 19, Bacall starred in her first film To Have and Have Not with Bogart in 1944.

She achieved immediate fame with one scene when, while leaving Bogart’s hotel room, she murmured:

“You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.”

The two married a year later. They were together until Bogart’s death in 1957.

Some of her other most notable films include The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947) andKey Largo (1948).

Her sly glance, with chin down and eyes raised, added to her fame; she was nicknamed “The Look.”

She was nominated for an Academy Award, won two Tony Awards and received an honorary Oscar in 2009.

TMZ reports that Bacall suffered a massive stroke at her home in New York.

With files from The Associated Press

Ask Bruce: Should the higher earner in a household pay more?

Bruce Sellery | posted Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014

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When two people buy a house, is it normal for them to split the monthly mortgage payment 50/50, even if one person makes more money? M.S., Toronto

Dear M.S.,

Relationships are funny. What’s considered “normal” behaviour for one couple may be considered completely absurd by another couple living right next door. In my opinion, “normal” doesn’t matter. What matters is what works for the two of you, based on what you want. Take a big step back and talk about what you want for the future — both as individuals and as a couple. Then figure out how you’re going to pay for it. Not just the mortgage — all of it: house maintenance, groceries, vacations, cars, kids, retirement savings and your respective vices. Sure, when there is a disparity in income, it can be a challenge to decide on priorities. When thinking long term, it is best if your retirement incomes are as close as possible, in order to minimize the tax you pay. This means the higher-income earner should pay more of the expenses until retirement. Hopefully you’ll have a long and happy life together.

Bruce Sellery is a personal-finance expert and author of the bestselling book The Moolala Guide to Rockin’ Your RRSP. He’s a columnist for MoneySense magazine and a regular guest on Cityline and the Lang & O’Leary Exchange. His website is moolala.ca.

Click to buy on Amazon.ca.

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Actor Robin Williams dead of apparent suicide at 63

BT Toronto | posted Monday, Aug 11th, 2014

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Actor Robin Williams has been found dead of a suspected suicide inside his California residence, Marin County police said in a release.

He was 63.

According to CNN, Williams’ wife and press representative both released statements Monday confirming the death, saying the actor had been suffering from “severe depression.”

“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken,” said Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider.

“On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

The Marin County sheriff’s department says Williams’ death appears to be suicide due to asphyxia, but a full investigation is underway and an official cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday and toxicology tests will also be performed.

Earlier in the summer Williams announced he was entering rehab to deal with addictions.

Williams shot to fame in the late ’70s as the alien in TV’s Mork and Mindy. He conquered the big screen in comic films such as Good Morning, Vietnam and Mrs. Doubtfire. But he won his Academy Award in a serious role – as the therapist in Good Will Hunting.

His performing style was at its purest in his standup act, as he impersonated a Russian immigrant or parodied anyone from John Wayne to Keith Richards.

Friends of the Oscar winning actor took to Twitter to express their condolences.

Marin County Sheriff’s Office announces death of Robin Williams

With files from the Associated Press

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