Global News: BC 1

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Global News: BC 1
Global News BC 1.svg
Global News: BC 1 logo
Launched March 14, 2013
Owned by Shaw Media
(Shaw Television Limited Partnership)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Slogan 1 Province. 1 Channel.
24 Hour News.
TV for BC
(CHAN-DT slogan, secondary)
Country Canada
Language English
Broadcast area British Columbia
National (via satellite)
Headquarters Burnaby, British Columbia
Sister channel(s) CHAN-DT
Website Global News: BC 1
Shaw Direct Channel 1 / 501 (HD)
Delta Cable Channel 694 (HD)
Shaw Cable
(BC only)
Channel 111 (SD)
Channel 216 (HD)
Vancouver only:
Channel 21 (SD)
Grand Forks &
Salmon Arm only:

Channel 2 (SD)
Quesnel only:
Channel 88 (SD)

Global News: BC 1 (often referred to as simply "BC 1") is a Canadian English language Category B digital cable local news and information specialty channel for the province of British Columbia that is owned by Shaw Media and operated alongside the Shaw-owned Global Television Network's Vancouver owned-and-operated television station CHAN-DT (Global BC). The channel's branding is derived from the Global network and its news division Global News. It broadcasts from CHAN-DT's studios on 7850 Enterprise Street in Burnaby.[1]


On January 11, 2012, Shaw Media announced its intention to launch a 24-hour local news channel for the province of British Columbia (the first regional news channel in Canada located outside of Ontario), that would be operated alongside Global's Vancouver station CHAN-DT,[2] with an expected launch date of summer 2012.

The channel was approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on July 20, 2012 under the tentative name of Global News Plus BC, described as "a regional, English-language specialty Category B service that will offer a mix of local and regional news, traffic, weather, business, sports and entertainment information devoted to serving residents of British Columbia, with a special focus on the Vancouver/Victoria Extended Market, as defined by the Broadcast Bureau of Measurement (BBM) Canada."[3] On the same day, Shaw Media announced its revised plan to launch the channel in early 2013 under the new name "Global News: BC 1".[4]

On August 30, 2012, Global BC posted a statement about Global News: BC 1, which had expected to be launched in January 2013, claiming it "will provide viewers across the province with top local and regional stories" and will become an "important component of Global News' Digital First objective."[5] The launch would later be delayed to March 14, 2013.[6] The channel soft launched on March 14 at 8:00 a.m. PDT (15:00 UTC) with a simulcast of the fourth hour of the Morning News,[7] it officially launched one hour later at 9:00 a.m. PT with the debut of the show AM/BC.[8]


Global News: BC 1's on screen graphics.

Global News: BC 1 contains an 'L-frame' display at the bottom and right side of the channel's screen, which carries the day's top news headlines, as well as weather, sports scores and market indices, with regular banner ads interspersed.[9] The channel simulcasts existing local news programming from Global BC—eight hours a day during the week and six hours daily on weekends—and runs half-hour "news wheel" reports throughout the day.[10] The channel does not carry any full news programs produced by Global Okanagan—another Global owned-and-operated station serving the Okanagan region of British Columbia—although the station's reporters do contribute content to the channel.

The channel also airs an hour-long talk show, Unfiltered, hosted by Jill Krop and which airs right after the simulcast of the News Hour during weekdays and an half-hour regional human-interest program Your BC which is aired on weekends before the simulcast of the weekend editions of Morning News and Global National.[9]

On-air staff[edit]

Current on-air staff[11][12][edit]


  • Lynn Colliar - Noon News Hour (weekdays at noon)
  • Steve Darling - Early Morning News (weekday mornings at 5 a.m.) and Morning News (weekday mornings at 6 a.m.)
  • Anne Drewa - News Hour Final (weeknights at 11 p.m.)
  • Chris Gailus - News Hour (weeknights at 6 p.m.)
  • Robin Stickley - Early News (weeknights at 5 p.m.)
  • Leigh Kjekstad - weekday evenings, Saturday & Sunday Morning News and Noon News Hour (weekends at 7 a.m. and 12 p.m.)
  • Jill Krop - Unfiltered (weeknights 7 p.m.)
  • Sophie Lui - Early Morning News (weekday mornings at 5 a.m.), Morning News (weekday mornings at 6 a.m.) and Noon News Hour (weekdays at noon)
  • To Be Announced - weekend midday and afternoons
  • Randene Neill - News Hour and News Final (weekends at 6 and 11 p.m.)
  • Asa Rehman - weekend evenings
  • Sonia Sunger - weekday midday and afternoons

Weather team

  • Sonia Beeksma - weather anchor; weekend afternoons
  • Kristi Gordon (CMOS-endorsed weathercaster) - meteorologist; weekday afternoons
  • Kate Gajdosik - weather anchor; weekend evenings
  • Mark Madryga - chief meteorologist; weekday mornings
  • Yvonne Schalle - weather specialist; weeknights

Sports team

  • Squire Barnes - sports director; News Hour and News Hour Final (weeknights at 6 and 11 p.m.)
  • Barry Deley - sports anchor; News Hour and News Final (weekends at 6 and 11 p.m.)
  • Jay Durant - sports anchor; Noon News Hour (weekdays at noon)
  • Jay Janower - sports anchor; Saturday and Sunday Morning News and Noon News Hour (weekends at 7 a.m. and noon)
  • Shanel Pratap - substitute sports anchor
  • Kristin Reid - substitute sports anchor

Except for Kaitlyn Herbst, all are also flying in "Global 1" and sharing traffic reports with CHMJ and CKNW

  • Amber Belzer - weekday mornings
  • Lynda Chapple - substitute
  • Chad Dey - substitute
  • Erika Hinze - substitute
  • Kaitlyn Herbst - traffic anchor; weekday mornings
  • Kim Larsson - substitute
  • Trish Jewison - weeknights at 5 and 6 p.m.
  • Scott Newman - substitute
  • Suzy Patrick - weekends


  • Linda Aylesworth - health and human interest reporter
  • Keith Baldrey - Legislative Bureau chief
  • Tanya Beja
  • Jill Bennett
  • Jane Carrigan - also substitute anchor
  • Erin Cebula - entertainment reporter
  • Ted Chernecki
  • John L. Daly - crime reporter
  • Rumina Daya
  • Samantha Falk - also substitute anchor
  • Ted Field
  • Julia Foy
  • Geoff Hastings
  • Darlene Heidemann
  • Jas Johal
  • Grace Ke - weekday morning reporter
  • Leigh Kjekstad
  • Jill Krop - senior reporter; also substitute anchor
  • Aaron McArthur - also substitute anchor
  • Michelle Miller
  • Randene Neill
  • Jennifer Palma - weekend morning reporter
  • Asa Rehman
  • Kristen Robinson
  • Kylie Stanton
  • Sonia Sunger
  • Catherine Urquhart
  • Elaine Yong McArthur


  • Amy Judd - social media reporter
  • Christine Tam - social media reporter
  • Paula Baker - social media reporter
  • Peter Meiszner - social media reporter
  • Yuliya Talmazan - social media reporter


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