Nanaimo Daily News to shut down after 141 years in print
The Nanaimo Daily News office is shown in this 2013 file photo. (CTV)
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Published Friday, January 22, 2016 4:49PM PST
Last Updated Friday, January 22, 2016 4:51PM PST
One of Vancouver Island’s longest-running daily newspapers will close its doors for good at the end of January.
The Nanaimo Daily News, owned by Black Press, announced on social media it would cease operations on Jan. 29 after 141 years in print.
“We thank our loyal readers and advertisers for their support over the years,” it said in the announcement.
The newspaper did not elaborate on the reason behind the closure.
It was founded in 1874 as a semi-weekly publication, according to MemoryBC.
The paper was previously owned by Glacier Media, which sold most of its Vancouver Island publications to Black Press in 2015.
Black Press also owns the semi-weekly Nanaimo News Bulletin, now the sole remaining newspaper in Nanaimo.