CBC News Now: Ian Hanomansing to host expanded coverage from Vancouver

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      While much attention has been devoted to federal funding cuts to the CBC, the national broadcaster announced on Monday (May 14) that one area it is expanding is CBC News Now.

      Veteran anchor Ian Hanomansing will host prime time coverage from Vancouver on the program, which airs on the 24-hour CBC News Network.

      The expanded coverage is scheduled to launch on September 19 and will be the only primetime news program broadcast nationally from Vancouver.

      The Vancouver-based expansion will augment the CBC News Network's ability to cover breaking news from Western Canada and other parts of the world.

      Hanomansing will continue to contribute as a correspondent for The National.

      He joined CBC Television in 1986, and among his many accolades, he won a Gemini Award in 2008 for best news anchor.


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      Apr 1, 2014 at 4:22am

      Dear Ian, is it possible that the pilot of Flight 370 intended to commit suicide (insurance companies would not pay out on a policy if death is by suicide?)? Scenario - metal objects will be found at airport security, so was chloroform the product used to incapacitate the junior pilot? Fly intended course for a while so as to not raise suspicions too early. Then fly west so that night conditions are maintained for a long as possible (passengers to be kept in dark for as long as possible so people do not become suspicious and start making a fuss with frantic efforts at cell phone calls etc), but first turn off communications gear that can be manipulated from cockpit. Cross Malaysia at a narrow point and fly higher than other aircraft whose flight paths may be crossed. Aim for ocean that is deep and whose waters offer a good chance of a crash landing without much physical damage to plane (no small pieces of debris, little if any oil spill, etc). Plane sinks largely intact. Confusion reigns in neighbouring countries, pinger signal not easy to detect as device is at great depth and battery weakens with time delay. Then, should the plane be located can authorities actually retrieve black boxes from a tail section that could well be still firmly attached to the rest of the plane in extremely deep water. Mechanical failure(s) just do not seem plausible given the situation aviation authorities have been presented with.


      Aug 18, 2015 at 6:31pm

      So very pleased to see Ian in a suit and tie again ! Let's give the the news dignity it requires ! Keep looking good !