Tod Maffin's site broke the news just after midnight.
There were rumors flying all day that the negotiators were under a mediator-imposed deadline of some sort tonight. They were actually under all kinds of deadlines: not just the threat of the loss of the first Hockey Night in Canada, but also the threat of Parliament getting involved. Looks now as if HNIC has been saved.
I'm glad this mess looks now as if it's over. I know lots of people ranted about how they never missed these guys, but you can bet that lots of people would have missed Hockey Night in Canada and would have absolutely had a cow over that. And I won't miss announcerless CFL football games. It's good this mess is over, just in time for the good programming on the CBC to start up again.