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Here is a look at the CTV News Northern Ontario Weather Stars


CTV News Northern Ontario Weather Star

From Feb. 13 to March 15 we invited people to nominate someone age six to 18 to become one of our weekly CTV News Northern Ontario Weather Stars.

Out of the dozens of nominations we received, five were chosen. Each Weather Star joined Katie Behun at the CTV News studio in Sudbury and got the chance to help her present the weather on live TV during the CTV News at 5 broadcast.

Here they are:

Meet Alice our fifth and final Weather Star

Making her debut March 30

Meet our fifth and final Weather Star Alice (CTV Northern Ontario)

Meet Elliette our fourth Weather Star

Making her debut March 23

This is 9-year-old Elliette of Sudbury, this week's Weather Star.

Meet Adrienne our third Weather Star

Making her debut on CTV News at 5 on March 16.

Adrienne Young, 12, is this week's Weather Star

Meet Emersyn our second Weather Star

Made her debut on CTV News at 5 on March 9.

Eight-year-old Emersyn is CTV News Northern Ontario's second Weather Star. (Supplied)

Meet Caden our first Weather Star

Made his debut on CTV News at 5 on March 2.

Weather specialist Katie Behun has some help reporting the weather from 9-year-old Northern Weather Star Caden on Thursday.

Do you know a young person that would be great on TV? 

Starting Feb. 13, will be looking for four Weather Stars to join Katie Behun at the Sudbury TV station Thursdays in March and appear on CTV News at 5.

Each week, a panel of judges will review all the nominees received to date and select one student to get the VIP treatment including a behind-the-scenes tour of the TV station, swag bag, video feature profile shown on the news and appear live on camera during the newscast.

Katie Behun shows her cousin Ariana around the CTV Sudbury newsroom. Feb. 7/23 (Chelsea Papineau/CTV Northern Ontario)

It is open to northern Ontario residents between the ages of six and 18.

Katie Behun sits with her cousin Ariana at the weather centre in the CTV News Sudbury TV station. Feb. 7/23 (Chelsea Papineau/CTV Northern Ontario)

Selected winners will receive notice one week in advance.

Nominations are open Feb. 13 at 8 a.m. and close Mar. 15 at 10:29 a.m.




(the “Rules”)

1. The CTV Northern Ontario Weather Star contest (the “Contest”) starts at 08:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on February 13, 2023, and closes at 10:29 a.m. EST on March 15, 2023 (the “Contest Period”). No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

2. The Contest sponsor is Bell Media Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the “Contest Sponsor”).

3. ELIGIBILITY. To enter and nominate a Nominee (defined below) to the Contest, you (each, a “Nominator”) must be: (i) a legal resident of Ontario, Canada who is eighteen (18) years of age or older; and (ii) either the parent/legal guardian of the Nominee (or fully authorized by the parent/legal guardian of the Nominee to nominate the Nominee as provided herein). In order for a “Nominee” to be eligible to be entered and win, such Nominee must be a legal resident of Ontario, Canada and be six (6) to eighteen (18) years of age. For greater certainty, subject to the Nominee’s age requirement provided above, Nominees who are under the age of majority are eligible to be nominated, participate in the Contest and redeem a Prize provided that the parent or legal guardian of the Nominee accepts the Prize and the terms and conditions hereof for and on behalf of such Nominee. Employees of the Contest Sponsor, its agents, parent, affiliated or related companies, subsidiaries, divisions, promotional and advertising agencies or of any other entity involved in the development, production, administration, or fulfillment of the Contest, as well as the parents, siblings and children of any such employees and any person domiciled with such employees, are ineligible to enter. Winners of a previous Bell Media Inc. contest within the thirty (30) days preceding the winner selection date for this Contest (including persons designated by such winners to participate in the prize) and persons domiciled with any such winner are not eligible to enter or to be selected for a Prize and may be disqualified.

4. TO ENTER the Contest during the Contest Period, a Nominator must visit the website located at, click on the Contest page, and complete and submit an online entry by following the instructions found on the Contest page. All entries must include (i) the Nominator’s first and last name, relationship to the Nominee, email address and telephone number; (ii) the Nominee’s first and last name, email address or telephone number; (iii) the Nominee’s city of residence; and (iv) a unique and original story (the “Story”) (maximum 500 words in length) describing why the Nominee should be selected as the Weather Star. In order to be eligible, the Story must comply with the Submission Guidelines below. Each Nominator must have the consent of the Nominee’s parent/legal guardian to provide the Nominee’s first and last name, email address, telephone number and city of residence. Limit of one (1) entry per Nominee per Nominator. For clarity, a Nominator may nominate more than one (1) Nominee throughout the Contest Period; however, a Nominator may not nominate the same Nominee more than once throughout the Contest Period. Different Nominators can nominate the same Nominee. If it is discovered that you attempted to exceed the foregoing limit on entries, all your entries will be void. If it is discovered by the Contest Sponsor (using any evidence or other information made available to or otherwise discovered by the Contest Sponsor) that any Nominator has attempted to: (i) exceed the foregoing limit on entries; and/or (ii) use multiple names, identities, email addresses and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or to disrupt this Contest, such Nominator may be disqualified from the Contest in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsor. An entry may be rejected if (in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsor) the entry is not fully completed with all required information and submitted and received in accordance with these Rules during the Contest Period. The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible entries (all of which are void). All entries are subject to verification at any time and for any reason. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of this Contest will be the Contest server machine(s). The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to reject and disqualify any entry if they discover that any information provided is either false or fraudulent (as determined by the Contest Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion). The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject any entry that the Contest Sponsor deems not to be in keeping with the policies, goals and/or guiding principles of the Contest, or that the Contest Sponsor learns has been previously published, entered into any other contest, and/or won any other prize/award. Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the Nominator’s email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other organizations (e.g., business, educational institution) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Illegible entries are ineligible.

5. PRIZES: There are four (4) prizes available to be won (each, a “Prize”), each consisting of an opportunity to visit the CTV Northern Ontario studios in Sudbury, Ontario on March 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2023, and to appear on TV with the CTV News Northern Ontario evening show team to assist in the presentation of the 5:00 p.m. weather forecast. The winner will also receive a CTV swag bag. The approximate retail value of each Prize is $50 CAD. The participation in the weather presentation has no retail value. Limit of one (1) Prize per household. The dates of the visits are based on the Selection Date of each winner, as more fully detailed in Section 7 below.

6. The Prizes will be awarded to the benefit of the Nominee provided in the selected Nominator’s entry. Potential winner is eligible to win a Prize provided that such a potential winner’s parent or legal guardian accepts the Prize terms and conditions hereof for and on behalf of such a potential winner. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. Prizes may not be sold, transferred are not convertible to cash. Contest Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize in whole or in part in the event that all or any component of the Prize is unavailable. Prize winner is solely responsible for all costs not expressly described herein, including, without limitation, transportation to and from the CTV Northern Ontario studios. The number of Prizes available to be won will decrease throughout the Contest as they are awarded.

7. WINNER SELECTION: On February 22, March 1, March 8 and March 15, 2023, at approximately 10:30 a.m. EST (each, a “Selection Date”), a panel of judges appointed by the Contest Sponsor (the “Judges”) will review all eligible entries received up to the point of the applicable Selection Date. Entries received will be retained from one Selection Date to the next. The Judges will assign a score to each entry on the basis of the following equally weighted criteria: (i) creativity of the Story; and (ii) originality of the Story. The Nominee provided in the entry of the Nominator whose Story receives the highest score will be eligible to win a Prize. In the event of a tie, the entry (from among all such entries that are tied) that scored higher on criteria (i) above, i.e., creativity of the Story, will be deemed to have obtained the higher score. The odds of winning a Prize will depend on the number of eligible entries received up to the point of the applicable Selection Date and the calibre of the Stories associated with such entries on the basis of the above judging criteria. Decisions of the Judges are final and binding. Bell Media Inc., acting reasonably, will attempt to contact each potential winning Nominee’s parent or legal guardian by email or by telephone within two (2) business days after the applicable Selection Date. In the event that the potential winner cannot be contacted within two (2) business days after the applicable Selection Date, such potential winner will be disqualified, and the Contest Sponsor shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard, and the Contest Sponsor may select the Nominee provided in the entry of the Nominator whose Story obtained the next highest score as an alternate potential winner at its sole discretion (in which case, the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such new potential winner). Proof of identification must be provided upon request.

8. In order to be declared a winner, each potential winner must first correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question administered by Bell Media Inc. Before being awarded a Prize, the potential winner’s parent or legal guardian will be required to sign and return within the time stipulated by the Contest Sponsor, a full release and indemnity form stating that, among other things, such potential winner has read, understood and complied with these Rules, grants all consents required, agrees to be available and to participate in publicity and/or promotions related to the Contest and/or the Contest Sponsor and/or similar matters, authorizes the Contest Sponsor to broadcast, publish, disseminate and otherwise use potential winner’s name, city/town/village and province/territory of residence, photograph, likeness, sobriquet and voice, in connection with any promotion and/or publicity, and/or for general news, entertainment and/or information purposes at no additional compensation to the potential winner, beyond the awarding of or participation in the Prize, accepts the Prize as offered and releases the Contest Sponsor from any and all liability of any kind arising out of the potential winner’s participation in this Contest and receipt and use of the Prize. In the event that a potential winner does not comply with all the provisions as contemplated in these Rules, Contest Sponsor shall have the right to disqualify the potential winner, and select an alternate potential winner, and the Contest Sponsor shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard. The provisions and procedures referred to above relating to selection and notification of a potential winner shall be applied, with the necessary amendments, until all qualified winners have been duly selected. The number of actual Prizes awarded may be less than the number of available Prizes should efforts to confirm a winner be unsuccessful, in accordance with these Rules.

9. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. Stories must be original and not include any third party’s proprietary content, including trade-marks or copyrighted content. Contest Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any Nominator (and their entry) who uses third party proprietary content, at any time. Contest Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit any Story to blur out any trade-marks or to remove any copyrighted content. Contest Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Stories that involve anything illegal, potentially or actually dangerous or harmful or containing any element of physical risk, at any time. Any Story that involves a third party that does not choose to be part of the Story may also be disqualified. Stories must not include any illegal, defamatory or in any way obscene content. Stories cannot be a parody or derogatory. Stories remain the property of the Nominator, however, by entering this Contest, each Nominator (i) represents and warrants that their Story is their original work and does not infringe on any third party’s copyright, trade-mark or other intellectual property rights; (ii) represents and warrants that they have all necessary rights from any third party that appears, or is mentioned, in their Story, including without limitation from the Nominee and from the parent or legal guardian if third party is under the age of majority; (iii) grants the Contest Sponsor, an unlimited, royalty free, irrevocable, right and license to reproduce, post and/or broadcast the Story in any form of media now known or hereinafter developed (including, without limitation, CTV Northern Ontario weather forecast); (iv) waives all moral rights in the Story in favour of the Contest Sponsor; (v) agrees to release, indemnify, discharge and hold harmless the Contest Sponsor and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns from any claim or liability arising from or related to their entry (including without limitation their Story) and/or their participation in this Contest; and (vi) consents to the publication and/or use, in any medium of the Nominator’s Story, name, city of residence, photograph and/or image for publicity purposes carried out by the Contest Sponsor and/or their advertising and promotional agencies without payment or compensation of any kind. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing and for greater certainty, Stories may be showcased by Contest Sponsor on a public viewing gallery, including without limitation, on the Contest website. Contest Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any claims against infringement of the right of privacy with respect to any entry. IMPORTANT NOTE: The Contest Sponsor reserves its right to disqualify any Story that violates the rights of a Nominee (as determined by the Contest Sponsor at its sole and absolute discretion) and/or, defames, libels or slanders a Nominee (or any other person).

10. By entering this Contest, the entrants and participants automatically agree to accept and abide by these Rules. All decisions of the Contest Sponsor and Judges with respect to any aspect of this Contest, including without limitation, the eligibility of entries, are final and binding on all entrants in all matters as they relate to this Contest.

11. All entries become property of Contest Sponsor who assumes no responsibility for garbled, lost, late, delayed, destroyed or misdirected entries, mail, voice messages, email or any computer errors or malfunctions. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of this Contest will be the Contest server machine(s) and related timekeeping systems of the Contest Sponsor. Broadcast delays may occur, including depending on the means used to listen to the radio (e.g., analog radio vs. online streaming). Contest Sponsor will not be held liable in any way for such delays. No correspondence will be entered into except with entrants requesting Rules by mail or requesting the names of the Prize winners (for which a self-addressed, postage paid envelope must be included). Contest Sponsor does not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, seeding or printing errors, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer line or network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof. Entry materials or data that have been tampered with or altered are void. If for any reason, in the opinion of the Contest Sponsor, in its sole discretion, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the proper conduct of the Contest is corrupted or adversely affected, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond its control, Contest Sponsor reserves its right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend or suspend the Contest, and select a winner from previously received eligible entries. Contest Sponsor reserves its right to modify the Rules without materially affecting the terms and conditions hereof. The Contest Sponsor reserves its right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Rules or otherwise in a disruptive manner. Any attempts to deliberately damage the Contest website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made the Contest Sponsor reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent of the law. Contest Sponsor shall not be held responsible for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the Contest including any damage to an entrant’s computer equipment, system, software or any combination thereof, as a result of their participation in this Contest or from downloading any material from the Contest website.

12. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. By entering this Contest each entrant consents to the collection, use and distribution of entrants’ personal information (information that identifies an entrant as an individual, such as home telephone number, age and home address) by the Contest Sponsor for the purposes of implementing, administering and fulfilling this Contest. Contest Sponsor will not sell or transmit this information to third parties except for the purposes of administering this Contest. By entering the Contest, entrants consent to the manner of collection, use and disclosure of personal information as set out in Bell Media Inc.'s Privacy Policy, which is available at Any inquiry concerning the personal information held by the Contest Sponsor should be addressed to Bell Media Inc. at 699 Frood Road 1, Sudbury, ON P3C 5A3.

13. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of the Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including but not limited to the Contest entry form, or point of sale, television, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of the Rules shall prevail, govern and control.

14. All intellectual property, including but not limited to trade-marks, trade names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned by the Contest Sponsor and/or its affiliates. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual Top Stories

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