ICYMI: Stephen Wetmore returns to Canadian Tire; ClearPier wins Demand Media rep

In case you missed it: The 2016 Honda Indy hits Toronto's streets this Sunday, Crave TV launches on Xbox and the CCMA nominees are announced.
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Honda Indy Toronto to air this weekend

Sportsnet will be airing the 2016 Honda Indy Toronto this weekend. The 30th incarnation of the annual race will hit the streets of Toronto on Sunday, with coverage beginning at 2 p.m., ET, and also available on Sportsnet 360 and City. It will also be live streamed on Sportsnet NOW, with analysis and commentary both during and after the race on Sportsnet Central, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, and sportsnet.ca.

CCMA announces final award nominees

Canadian TV personality Jessi Cruickshank is returning to host the annual Canadian Country Music Association Awards Show on Sunday, Sept. 11. The awards show will be aired on CBC at 8 p.m. that evening. 

Among the nominees are Dean Brody who secured five nominations across five categories including Fans’ Choice, Single of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. Brett Kissel also earned five nomination nods.

ClearPier takes on Demand Media’s portfolio in Canada

Under the terms of a new agreement with Demand Media, ClearPier is the new exclusive Canadian representative for the media brand’s properties, which include Livestrong.com and eHow.  eHow had 1.85 million unique monthly users in Canada in May this year, according to comScore numbers shared by the company. Livestrong.com had 3.5 million.

Stephen Wetmore returns to Canadian Tire

Two years after he left Canadian Tire, former CEO Stephen Wetmore has returned to the company in the role of CEO and president. Wetmore’s return follows a unanimous decision of the Canadian Tire board, which recognized Wetmore for his vision and leading its transformation into the digital age of retail. Wetmore’s return sees the exit of Michael Medline, who was in the role between 2014 and now.

Crave TV launches on XBox

Bell Media streaming service Crave TV is now available to subscribers on Xbox One. In addition to that, the streamer is available on Apple TV, Chromecast, some Samsung TVs and in-app via iOS, Android, and Microsoft. Bell Media has not shared subscriber numbers for the service. 

NABS takes over Ruth Hancock scholarship

Broadcast students in journalism programs can now apply for the Ruth Hancock scholarship, which now covers a full year of tuition and has been taken over by NABS. More info is available on the organization’s website.