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  Home arrow News arrow LBC NEWS arrow We Did It! Goal Of 100 LBCs Reached Two Years Early, Part Of Our Continuing Commitment To Community
We Did It! Goal Of 100 LBCs Reached Two Years Early, Part Of Our Continuing Commitment To Community Print E-mail

In 2004, VoicePrint began an ambitious initiative to expand and improve our unique broadcast reading service to local communities throughout the country after pledging to the CRTC that we would launch 100 Local Broadcast Centres (LBCs) across Canada by 2010.

     We reached that goal two years early – on March 31 -- thanks to the unwavering focus and heightened efforts on the part of staff and volunteers across the country. VoicePrint LBCs now serve centres large and small in every province. 

     By the end of March LBCs had been launched for Regina, SA; Cobourg and Collingwood, ON; Lloydminster, AB; and Summerside and Charlottetown, PEI.

  • Regina, named in 1882 after Queen Victoria, is LBC No. 95. Residents of Saskatchewan’s capital city can now have access online, anytime to audio versions of the Regina Leader-Post, one of the province’s major dailies.
  • LBC No. 96 serves Cobourg, a town located 110km east of Toronto which is often referred to as the “Gem of Lake Ontario" due to its appealing location along the lakeshore. The following Cobourg-area newspapers and magazines are used as local news sources: Northumberland News and Cobourg Daily Star. 
  • LBC No. 97 serves Collingwood, a town on the southern point of Georgian Bay, and offers audio versions of news and information from two weekly newspapers: The Enterprise Bulletin and Collingwood-Wasaga Connection.  
  • LBC No. 98 serves Lloydminster, which straddles the border of Alberta and Saskatchewan. The following Lloydminster-area newspapers are read: the Lloydminster (AB) Meridian Booster and the Lloydminster (SK) Source.
  • The two largest cities on Prince Edward Island -- Summerside and Charlottetown – are LBC No. 99 and 100 respectively. Charlottetown is the capital of Prince Edward Island, and a fitting place for the honour of being LBC No. 100, as the city is often referred to as “the birthplace of Canada,” because of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference that eventually led to the creation of the country.  Fully accessible audio versions of stories from the Charlottetown Guardian and Summerside Journal-Pioneer are aired.

Stayed tuned for news of LBC No. 101, 102, 103…

All new LBCs can be accessed through our LBC menu at this website.

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