Communications

 

Newspapers and magazines

  • Le Franco, published weekly by ACFA, covers Francophone issues and matters of interest to the general population;

  • Le Chinook, a privately-owned monthly in Calgary, serves the southern area of Alberta;

  • Universo is a trilingual (English, French and Spanish) monthly produced since 2003 by a non-profit organization and distributed in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat;

  • L'annuaire des services en français, published by Le Franco, lists Francophone businesses, organizations and professionnals every year since 1982.

Radio


  • The Société Radio-Canada (French CBC) operates two stations, one in Edmonton and the other in Calgary. Both broadcast CHFA, which has been owned by Radio-Canada since 1949. The programming is divided in three sections: provincial, Western Canada and national (the latter broadcast from Montreal).

  • Espace Musique was first established in Calgary as La chaîne culturelle during the winter of 2004, with another antenna opening in Edmonton on June 30 of the same year. This service then changed its name to Espace musique in September 2004.

  • Community radio (CKRP) in the Rivière la Paix region;

  • Community radio projects in St-Paul, Plamondon and Bonnyville, currently broadcasting part-time.

Television


  • The Téléjournal Alberta is locally produced by Radio-Canada and broadcast throughout the province, as well as Oniva, a youth program broadcast throughout the four Western provinces as well as the Yukon. During the summer, this program is broadcast nationwide.
  • Satellite service allows access to several French-language channels.