Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Moose Jaw Times-Herald to Cease Publication after More Than a Century

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Moose Jaw Times-Herald to Cease Publication after More Than a Century

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald shutting down

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MOOSE JAW, Sask. - The Saskatchewan newspaper where former CBC radio host Peter Gzowski got his start in journalism is closing down after more than 125 years in the business.

The last edition of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald is to be published Dec. 7.

Roger Holmes, president of Star News Publishing Inc., says the newspaper's website will also be shut down. The 25 employees affected by the closure were informed Wednesday.

"It's always difficult to make a decision that affects those employees and affects a newspaper that's been going in Moose Jaw since the 1800s, but economic conditions make it quite clear that it simply cannot continue the way that it has been continuing," he said in a telephone interview.

Holmes said the Times-Herald couldn't withstand all the challenges facing small-town newspapers, including declining readership and increased costs. …

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