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TorStar acquires Fort Erie Times and kills it

The slow bleed for the Fort Erie Times came to an end today when its new owner from Toronto brought it into the boardroom and shot it in the headline.

Two Canadian media giants — Postmedia and Torstar — swapped more than three dozen newspapers and closed them.

In carving up Ontario, Torstar gets Niagara. Fort Erie is one casualty along with Port Colborne, Thorold, Fonthill and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The dailies in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland will remain open under the new owner, which already operates Niagara This Week and subsidiary editions including the Fort Erie Post.

Postmedia gets Eastern Ontario and London.

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  1. Patricia Habermann | Nov 27, 2017 | Reply

    It is unfortunate that the rich newspaper owners are destroying the printed word. I look forward each week to my local rag and am disappointed in their decisions to cease publication.

    Stop thinking about your fat wallet and instead think of the needs of the population!

  2. Richard Dimberio | Nov 30, 2017 | Reply

    The FE Times was a “lame” excuse for a paper and deserved to die. Accuracy was not it’s forte and neither was making a profit apparently. The “Free Press” is not free to lose money. Sorry for the folks who may have lost their jobs though. Not their fault.

  3. Mike Cloutier | Nov 30, 2017 | Reply

    It’s the advertising agencies in Toronto which drive the newspaper industry. It’s all about delivering flyers and total market coverage. They’ve already beat each other up on run of paper display ads and they don’t see any reason to beat each other up on flyers when they can divvy up regions of Ontario and monopolize TMC flyer delivery.

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