Friday, September 11, 2015

Glacier Media to close three more B.C. community newspapers

Glacier Media Inc. is shutting three more community newspapers in British Columbia as the company continues to cut costs to offset declining revenue, the Globe and Mail's James Bradshaw reports.
Staff at the Burnaby News Leader, New Westminster News Leader and Tri-Cities Now learned Thursday morning that their papers will be shuttered after publishing their Oct. 1 editions.
Glacier bought the two News Leader papers from the province’s other major publisher, Black Press, in a deal last December that swapped titles and doubled Glacier’s presence several cities. Although the company’s chief executive officer, Jonathon Kennedy, suggested at the time that it planned to keep the titles open, Glacier has since slashed its community news portfolio, also shutting the Richmond Review last July after 83 years in print.

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