Mark Blackburn

Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.

Ottawa failing on prison farm replacement

Ottawa promised to replace shut down prison farms with programs to better help inmates gain job skills. According to the man in charge of overseeing prisons, nothing has been done since the cattle were auctioned off.


B.C. launches Pickton inquiry

The British Columbia provincial government on Thursday announced that a public inquiry would be held into the Robert Pickton investigation and the wider issue of how authorities investigate missing women cases.


Algonquin chief to reject post: father

The newly acclaimed chief of a small northern Algonquin community is expected to reject the position later today in protest over Indian Affairs’ decision to impose a band council under rarely used Indian Act powers, his father claims.