Seems to me CTV BC has made quite some effort to try gaining more grounds in the local News market, probably more so to the younger crowd who probably don't know much about Tony Parsons but more about CTV's upgrade to real HD. Sure somebodies will say "news is news who cares about HD?" But if everything else is the same why watch SD when you can watch HD?
Now of course the "if" in the last sentence could be a big IF. Not all news channels are unbiased. For example, this past summer when the city executed the bicycle-only lane on Burard St. bridge on the first business day, I watched 3 local TV stations reported the effect on rush-hour traffic. At least one station showed aerial images of cars lining up to cross the bridge, but one station showed aerial images of the few cars already on the bridge and said that there was little impact to the traffic.
Perhaps my only gripe about CTV BC news is Bill Good saying "OK" all the time after anybody else finishing a piece of news. Can he say something else like "Thanks Coleen" or not say anything at all?
I don't recall CTV mention "BC CTV". They seem to always say "CTV BC", which I thought was specifically not to confuse with BCTV.