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CBC News at Six is the name used for most of CBC Television's local television newscasts, airing weeknights at 6 p.m. on television stations owned and operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Canadamarker. On most stations, the name of the program is in the form of "CBC News: [city name] at Six", with the city the station serves being part of the title.

The programs, formerly part of the Canada Now hour until the latter's cancellation, consist of 60 minutes of local, national and international news, sports, weather and current affairs features. Previously, in many markets, the local news followed national news and aired at 6:30, but the decision to move local newscasts back to 6 p.m. was made after extensive market research and poor ratings for local news at the 6:30 slot.

In Newfoundland and Labradormarker, a full hour of local news has been restored due to an outcry by the public in the province. CBC News: Here & Now was relaunched November 7, 2005 in place of CBC News at Six. CBC News: Northbeat also airs in place of CBC News at Six in the Territories, due to unique circumstances and needs in the Northern territories. This broadcast features local news in English and several Aboriginal languages, which is translated with English subtitles.

All other CBC local newscasts outside those regions are known as CBC News At Six.

Montreal's anchor, Dennis Trudeau retired shortly before the launch of CBC News at Six, having hosted the local bulletins for many years.

On November 10, 2006, it was revealed that Janet Stewart would host CBC Winnipeg's edition of News at Six starting in January 2007. Stewart was a popular anchor at top-rated rival CKYmarker and her move to News at Six surprised many in the local media.

On November 30, 2006 it was announced that as part of its focus on reinvigorating local news, CBC executives announced that CBC News at Six would expand to a full hour in February 2007. The national supperhour newscast, Canada Now was cancelled, and Vancouvermarker became a test-site for an experimental newscast that brings together staff from local CBC radio, TV and the Web to create an interactive local newscast that employs a concept called 'civic journalism.' If the program is successful, the format will then gradually be applied to the rest of the CBC News at Six programs across the country over a three-year period. Former Canada Now anchor Ian Hanomansing was reassigned to co-host the new Vancouver local news program on CBUTmarker, alongside Gloria Macarenko.

In September 2009, CBC expanded its local news programs to 90 minutes, running from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. local time on most stations, with each half-hour titled appropriately -- for example, CBMTmarker's newscasts are called CBC News: Montreal at Five, CBC News: Montreal at 5:30 and CBC News: Montreal at Six. The only known exception is CBETmarker in Windsor, which is keeping its current 60-minute news hour at 6 p.m., due to schedule variations on account of American programming restrictions.

On October 26, 2009, most CBC stations launched CBC News: Late Night, a 10-minute late-night local newscast at 10:55 p.m. local time (11:25 p.m. in Newfoundland), following The National. Until that date, only CBUT carried a brief 11 p.m. post-National local newscast.

Regional anchors

Times for all news programs are 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., unless specified.

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References and sources

  1. CKY's Stewart moving to CBC. Winnipeg Sun. 11 Nov 2006. Retrieved 12 Nov 2006.

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