CBC News Vancouver at Six Now on CHEK, 7 days a week


January 6, 2011 - CBC News and CBC British Columbia announced today the expansion of CBC News Vancouver at Six on CHEK.

Beginning January 15, CBC News Vancouver will add new 30-minute weekend newscasts to the CHEK lineup, complementing the existing CBC News Vancouver at Six newscast seen during the week. These new broadcasts will make CBC News Vancouver at Six available 7 days a week on CHEK. The weekend team includes host Aarti Pole, sports with Karin Larsen and weather with Simone Grewal.

"Viewers on the Island have embraced the partnership CBC BC has developed with CHEK," says Johnny Michel, Managing Director, CBC British Columbia. "In addition to getting the best in news, sports and weather from the CBC News Vancouver team during the week, they will now have a great new weekend newscast hosted by Aarti Pole to get them ready for the week ahead."

CBC News Vancouver has been seen at 6 pm on CHEK since April 2010 when host Tony Parsons joined Gloria Macarenko, Shane Foxman and Claire Martin as part of the CBC News Vancouver team.

"CBC News Vancouver at Six has been a strong addition to our weekday news programming," says John Pollard, President CHEK Media Group. "CBC Vancouver's weekend news will complement our own top-rated Island-based weekend newscast, hosted by Skye Ryan, and provide our viewers with enhanced regional coverage seven days a week."

For more information on CBC News Vancouver Saturday and Sunday, visit cbc.ca/vancouverweekend

For more information on CBC in British Columbia, visit cbc.ca/bc

For information on CHEK TV, visit cheknews.ca

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