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Adler Nation jumping to TV?

RADIO host Charles Adler is leaving CJOB 68 for Sun TV, Quebecor’s new right-wing national all-news station.

Several sources say that’s the announcement slated to be made this morning by Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz and Quebecor vice-president of development, Kory Teneycke.

Katz and Teneycke, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former spokesman, will co-host the press conference at Canwest Park, home of the Katz-owned Winnipeg Goldeyes.

Word of the press conference and its location sparked speculation Tuesday that Sun TV might be taking over the ballpark’s naming rights following the demise of the Canwest media conglomerate.

Instead, sources say Adler will be the latest journalist and commentator recruited by the station, which hopes to launch in January pending regulatory approval.

Reached by email Tuesday night, Adler was coy. “If true, I’d be a very happy camper,” he wrote. “Who wouldn’t be?”

The Hungarian-born journalist has hosted Adler On Line, a political call-in show, for more than a decade. It went national on the Corus radio network in 2004.

It’s not clear why Katz is involved in the announcement.

City man caught in coke bust

POLICE in the Maritimes made a massive cocaine bust this week after a Winnipeg man was arrested on a ferry with seven kilograms of cocaine.

A spokeswoman for the Cape Breton Regional Police Service said officers in the Nova Scotia city arrested the man Monday afternoon on a ferry at the Marine Atlantic Terminal in North Sydney.

The man was headed for Newfoundland, and it’s alleged he had a backpack full of one-kilogram bricks of cocaine wrapped in plastic. Police said the drugs have a street value of a minimum $1.5 million.

William Jack Rogers Reardon, 28, is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine. He is to appear in court today. There are no other prior criminal court records in his name in Manitoba.

A police spokeswoman said investigators believe Reardon is part of a larger criminal organization.

Province to help mill workers

THE Selinger government is providing some much-needed help to out-of-work mill worker in Pine Falls.

Labour Minister Jennifer Howard said Tuesday the province will spend $400,000 to complete expansions and upgrades at the Winnipeg River Learning Centre, which will offer new training programs for former workers at the Tembec paper mill plant.

The announcement is part of the $1 million the province committed to the area in December 2009 after the plant first closed to help the region attract new economic activities.

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