I don't see that it has been mentioned but CHEK-TV on Vancouver Island is also breaking away from Canwest Global. Canwest was planning on shutting the station down, along with the one in Red Deer, if there was no buyer. When it became apparent that no white knight was coming along, a group of local investors and station employees formed with the goal of taking over CHEK. The employees were aided by fellow CEP unions representing the local pulp & paper operation and the Global Advisory Group (CEP locals of Canwest operations).
It was touch and go at the end but an agreement has been reached to sell to the local group and for Canwest to provide facilities until everything can be switched over the the new ownership. Operations that Canwest had centralized will need to be built and a new slate of programming purchase for the independent CHEK. This is not an easy task the employees have taken on but the best of luck to them and their vieewers on Vancouver Island.
While CHEK-TV remains on the air and employing people, CHCA Red Deer has not be so fortunate. Canwest shut the station down at the end of August as threatened.