Workers at Canada’s largest private broadcaster were told this week that another round of cuts have been announced for 2017, including Sault Ste. Marie.
Bell Media who owns CTV and its affiliated stations including those in Northern Ontario is cutting news staff including reporters, videographers and editors. Cuts were announced in Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie, SaultOnline.com has learned.
Last November, Bell Media cut almost 300 jobs including high profile anchors and reporters in Toronto as well as other stations across Canada.
The latest rounds of cuts , affecting mainly larger centres where CTV operates will leave reporters to research, shoot, edit and file their reports.
CTV maintains a sales and news bureau in Sault Ste. Marie. The latest cut leaves just two people in the newsroom – at one time there was over 15 employees at the local tv newsroom and over 50 in total before massive cuts came in 2001.