The Belleville Intelligencer was founded in 1834 by George Benjamin, who, after just arriving in the city, is said to have stopped in at a hotel and asked to purchase the local newspaper. He was then informed of the young city's lack of a local newspaper, as several attempted newspaper publications turned out to have been short lived and had failed. This innocent question eventually led to George Benjamin establishing the Intelligencer in 1834, although it was originally regarded as another attempt that was likely destined for failure in the long run. Newspapers that predated the Intelligencer in Belleville were many, and all folded quickly. The first recorded paper was The Anglo-Canadian in 1829 which folded within a year. Other attempts included The Phoenix in 1831, The Hastings Times and Farmers' Journal in 1833, and finally The Standard of Moira which lasted only six weeks in 1834. These previous failed newspaper publications dampened the original public opinion of the Intelligencer, although the outlooks eventually lightened
The media group Sun Media purchased the newspaper in 2009. The purchase moved the paper's editorial policy significantly to the right. In spring 2014, The Intelligencer and other Sun Media properties were sold to Postmedia, owner of The National Post in Toronto.
The Brantford Expositor is an English language newspaper based in Brantford, Ontario and owned by Postmedia. It provides the readers with coverage of local news, sports and events to the community as well as coverage of provincial, national and international news. The Expositor has been the primary source of news and advertising information for the city of Brantford and County of Brant for over 150 years. The newspaper has published continuously without interruption
The Expositor has one of the highest levels of readership for a daily newspaper in the province of Ontario, reaching over 70% of all adults 18 and over, in the coverage area.
The Brantford Expositor is published 5 days a week Tuesday to Saturday, and has a daily paid circulation of 20,000. The paper serves Brantford, as well as Paris, Burford, and the rest of Brant County.
Brockville Recorder & Times
Founded as the weekly Brockville Recorder by Chauncey Beach on January 16, 1823 and later lead by William Buell, Jr. as editor and owner until 1849. The newspaper began publishing a daily edition called The Evening Recorder on November 10, 1873, also owned by the holding company Recorder Printing Co. In 1883 the Daily Times, a rival paper, was founded. In 1918 the Recorder Printing Co. and the Daily Times merged and on February 1 the first edition of the daily newspaper The Recorder & Times was issued. In 1957 the weekly edition ceased publication as the company focused on the daily edition. In 1998, the newspaper's publishers, Hunter Grant and Perry Beverley, sold the property to Sun Media, established in 1971 in Toronto. That same year, Sun Media became a subsidiary of Quebecor. Following the sale of Sun Media in 2015, The Recorder & Times came under the control of Postmedia Network.
Chatham Daily News
The Chatham Daily News is the only daily newspaper in Chatham-Kent. There are several weeklies located in Chatham and the various communities in the municipality, including the Chatham Voice, Wallaceburg Courier Press, the Blenheim News Tribune, Chatham This Week, Ridgetown Independent News, Tilbury Times, and the Wheatley Journal. The Chatham Daily News, Chatham This Week, and Wallaceburg Courier Press, are all owned by Postmedia.
The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder is a daily newspaper based in Cornwall, Ontario. It has been in circulation for many years, and continues to be the newspaper with the largest circulation inside the Montreal - Ottawa - Kingston triangle. The newspaper is owned by Postmedia. The Standard-Freeholder is a daily newspaper in Cornwall and the counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder is one of the oldest newspapers in Canada. The current newspaper began as two publications, the Freeholder, which was founded by the first premier of Ontario, John Sandfield Macdonald, and the Standard. The two newspapers were amalgamated in 1932 and the first issue was published on April 30 of that year. The Standard-Freeholder became a daily newspaper on April 1, 1941. The Standard-Freeholder remains the only daily newspaper in the triangle between Brockville, Ottawa and Montreal to this day. In 2006, the Standard-Freeholder was nominated for the first time for a National Newspaper Award for a series of articles published the day after an announcement the city's oldest and most prominent employer, Domtar Fine Papers Inc., would be shutting down its paper mill operation for good.
The Hamilton Spectator was first published July 15, 1846, and since that date has been the voice of Hamilton and the surrounding area. Originally named The Hamilton Spectator and Journal of Commerce, the paper was founded by Robert Smiley and a partner, and was eventually sold in 1877 to William Southam, founder of the Southam newspaper chain. The Spectator was the first newspaper in the group, which grew from a single property to become a significant media voice in Canada for more than 100 years.
In 1998, the Southam newspapers were sold to Conrad Black, and The Spectator was then sold again to Quebecor-owned Sun Media. In 1999, the newspaper was sold for a third time to Torstar Corporation, which also publishes the Toronto Star, the Waterloo Region Record, the Guelph Mercury, Metroland community newspapers and several other media properties.
The Spectator is published six days a week in the morning and has an average daily readership of nearly 260,000 adults. It services Hamilton, Burlington and surrounding communities Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough and Glanbrook, as well as the Niagara communities of Grimsby and Beamsville along with Brant County and Haldimand-Norfolk towns such as Caledonia, Hagersville and Dunnville. The Spectator also serves Halton Region, as far east as Oakville.
The Kingston Whig-Standard is a newspaper in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. It is published daily, except on Sunday. It publishes a mix of community, national and international news and is currently owned by Postmedia. The Saturday edition of The Whig features a life and entertainment section, which includes a travel section, restaurant reviews, a section for kids and colour comics. The British Whig was founded in 1834 by Edward John Barker (1799–1884). It merged in 1926 with the Kingston Daily Standard (founded 1908) to become the Kingston Whig-Standard. The word "Kingston" was dropped from the name in 1973, but was reinstated in the early 1990s. The present publication is Canada's oldest continuously published daily newspaper.
London Free Press
The London Free Press is a daily newspaper based in London, Ontario, Canada. It has the largest circulation of any newspaper in Southwestern Ontario. The London Free Press began as the Canadian Free Press, founded by William Sutherland. It first began printing as a weekly newspaper on January 2, 1849. In 1852, it was purchased for $500 by Josiah Blackburn (and Stephen Blackburn),who renamed it The London Free Press and Daily Western Advertiser. In 1855 Blackburn turned the weekly newspaper into a daily. From 1863 to 1936 The London Free Press competed for readership with the London Advertiser, which was a daily evening newspaper. The Free Press has usually been a morning paper, but for many years, it also published an evening paper. Both morning and evening editions were published from the 1950s through to 1981, when the evening edition was permanently retired. The Blackburn family was also involved in other forms of media in London. They established CFPL in 1933, CFPL-FM in 1948 and CFPL-TV in 1953. The radio stations are now owned by Corus Entertainment, and the television station is owned by Bell Media as a CTV Two station. The sudden death of publisher Martha Blackburn in the summer of 1992 due to a heart attack after water skiing on Lake Huron, set the stage for the eventual sale of the family owned newspaper. In 1997 the Blackburn family sold the newspaper to Sun Media Corporation, with new, London-born publisher John Paton introducing a Sunday edition. Later the same year, Sun Media was acquired by Quebecor Inc. In late August 2005, Quebecor announced that, starting in 2007, The London Free Press would no longer be printed locally at its press at 369 York Street; instead it would be printed at a new press facility to be built north of Toronto, resulting in a loss of 180 local jobs. However, in September 2007, the move was suspended to allow the Free Press to present a business case for the printing department and staff's retention. The Free Press has one of the few printing presses in southern Ontario and it prints several papers for Sun Media newspapers in the area, including the Chatham Daily News, the Sarnia Observer, the Simcoe Reformer, the St. Thomas Times-Journal, the Stratford Beacon Herald, the Woodstock Sentinel-Review and the Londoner, along with the Free Press. In 2015, Sun Media was acquired by Postmedia.
The National Post is a Canadian English-language newspaper based in Toronto, Ontario. The paper is the flagship publication of Postmedia Network, and is published Mondays through Saturdays. It was founded in 1998 by Conrad Black. Once distributed nationally, it later began daily edition in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia, while only its weekend edition available in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. As of 2006, the Post is no longer distributed in Canada's Atlantic provinces and the territories. The paper now belongs to Postmedia Network Canada Corp. which is a Canadian media company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, consisting of the publishing properties of the former Canwest, with primary operations in newspaper publishing, news gathering and Internet operations.
North Bay Nugget
The North Bay Nugget is a conservative daily newspaper in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. They are a daily newspaper of 11,000 weekdays, and 12,000 on Saturday. The paper is owned by Postmedia Network Canada Corp, which is a Canadian media company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.
The Ottawa Citizen is an English-language daily newspaper owned by Postmedia Network in Ottawa, Canada. According to the Canadian Newspaper Association, the paper had a 2008 weekly circulation of 900,197. Established as The Bytown Packet in 1845 by William Harris, it was renamed the Citizen in 1851. The newspaper's original motto, which has recently been returned to the editorial page, was Fair play and Day-Light. The paper is owned by Postmedia Network Canada Corp, which is a Canadian media company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.
The Ottawa Sun is a daily tabloid newspaper in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is published by Sun Media. It was first published in the early 1980s as the Ottawa Sunday Herald, until it was acquired by (then) Toronto Sun Publishing Corporation in 1988. In April 2015, Sun Media papers were acquired by Postmedia.
The first Sunday edition of the newly named Ottawa Sun was published on September 4, 1988 and the first daily edition appeared on November 7, 1988. As with its sister papers, it has a "Sunshine Girl" feature, although in the past it also contained a "Sunshine Boy" feature. Its editorials are conservative-leaning, and it makes use of editorialized headlines. It is popular especially among commuters because its daily version (Monday-Friday) is 50 cents. It is also distributed in outlying areas for one dollar, both on weekdays and weekends.
Owen Sound Sun Times
The Sun Times is a local newspaper which services the Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound area in the Canadian province of Ontario. Its headquarters are in Owen Sound. The Times newspaper founded in 1853 and The Sun newspaper founded in 1893 amalgamated in 1918. Daily editions of the amalgamated paper started in 1922. The newspaper is owned and operated by Postmedia. The current editor is Doug Edgar, a former reporter for the paper.
The Observer has been serving Sarnia-Lambton since 1853 and publishes six times per week, Monday through Saturday. The offices of the Observer are in Sarnia. The paper is printed in London, Ontario, on presses owned by Postmedia, which also publishes the London Free Press.
The Sault Star is a daily newspaper in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and owned by Postmedia.
The northern newspaper has a current daily subscription of over 12,000 households to the Sault Ste. Marie area and Algoma District. Pre-press facilities are in Barrie, Ontario with Sault Ste. Marie facilities closed in 2009. The Sault Star was established in 1912, the same year Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario became a city. It was transformed into a daily newspaper by James W. Curran, who purchased the The Sault Weekly Star from lawyer (and later jurist) Moses McFadden. Curran renamed the paper The Sault Daily Star and remained the paper's publisher and owner until 1941. From 1941 to 1975 the paper was led by his son Robert Curran. Family ownership ended in 1975 when it was sold to Southam Newspaper, later acquired by Hollinger International (1996) and by Osprey Media (2002). In 2007 Osprey and the Sault Star was acquired by Sun Media. Postmedia acquired Sun Media in 2015.
The Simcoe Reformer is a newspaper circulating in Norfolk County, Ontario and Haldimand County, Ontario, both in Canada. The Reformer is published weekdays. In 1858, Dr William H. Oliver, who had written for and edited a number of periodicals in the early 1800s, established a weekly newspaper called The Erie News in Simcoe. After publishing for three years, the newspaper was sold to William Buckingham in 1861, who renamed it The Norfolk Reformer. Buckingham edited the paper for 18 months under the motto, "The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance".In 1922, the Norfolk Reformer and another newspaper, The Simcoe British Canadian, were purchased by the Pearce Publishing Company, which amalgamated them to create The Simcoe Reformer. Pearce increased the frequency of publication of the newspaper, publishing it twice a week by 1934 and three times a week by 1953. In 1960, the newspaper became an "evening daily newspaper”, which it remained as until 1995, when it became a tabloid. Currently, The Simcoe Reformer has a small comics page with a maximum of four comic strips per day. Issues in the 1980s and 1990s had an entire page dedicated to classic comic strips like Motley's Crew, Between Friends and For Better or For Worse.
St. Thomas Times-Journal
The St. Thomas Times-Journal is the city newspaper of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, and is owned by Postmedia. The publication focuses on the newsworthy events in St. Thomas and surrounding municipalities, such as the sports teams of Aylmer. St. Thomas and Elgin County are served by a small city daily newspaper - The St. Thomas Times-Journal. Since July 2, 1918, this newspaper has carried that name across its masthead. It represents the amalgamation of the two daily newspapers that served St. Thomas and Elgin for many years, the St. Thomas Times and the St. Thomas Journal. The predecessors of these two dailies were started as weekly publications years before St. Thomas reached the size where the publishers felt that daily publication was warranted.
Stratford Beacon Herald
The Stratford Beacon-Herald) is a 5 day newspaper (Tuesday to Saturday) published in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. The paper serves the area of Perth County, Ontario. The paper was established in 1923 from the merger of two local papers, the Stratford Beacon Weekly (c.1855 and daily after 1887) and Stratford Weekly Herald (c.1863 and daily after 1887). The paper was owned by the Dingman family until it was acquired by Sun Media (Quebecor Media) in 2000 and, in turn, by Postmedia in 2015.
The Sudbury Star is a Canadian daily regional newspaper, published in Sudbury, Ontario. It is owned by the media company Postmedia
It is the largest paper in Northeastern Ontario by circulation, discounting the free EMC paper published by the Sault Star on Fridays. The Sudbury Star began as a daily in January 1909 as the Daily Northern Star, but it was in trouble in the first year of operation. Staff took over ownership of the struggling newspaper, led by foreman William Edge Mason, who then found 10 prominent investors to provide financial backing to the paper. W.E. Mason Equipment was created to take over management of the paper and by the start of World War I, the paper was flourishing. In 1948 Mason died and the ownership was taken over by his W.E. Mason Estate and sold to the paper's publisher and general manager J. R. Meakes in 1950. In 1955 the paper was acquired by Thomson Newspapers. The paper was subsequently sold to Hollinger Inc. in 1997, Osprey Media in 2001 and to Sun Media in 2007. In 2015, Postmedia acquired Sun Media.
Timmins Daily Press
The Timmins Daily Press is a newspaper in Timmins, Ontario, which publishes five days a week. It is notable as the first paper bought by press baron Roy Thomson, who would eventually own more than 200 newspapers including The Times(London). In something of a strange twist of fate, the paper was later sold to Hollinger, a company founded by Noah Timmins, after whom the city of Timmins is named. The Daily Press is now owned by Postmedia after having been owned by Quebecor and Osprey Media, which bought the Daily Press from Hollinger in 2001. The Daily Press had an average daily circulation of 6,001 in the six-month period ending in March 2008, down from 9,522 in September 2005.
The Toronto Sun is an English-language daily tabloid newspaper published in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is known for its daily Sunshine Girl feature and its populist conservative editorial stance. Following the acquisition of the Sun newspaper chain by PostMedia in 2015, it was announced that the Toronto Sun staff and operations will move to 365 Bloor Street East, the same building that houses the National Post, but that the two newspapers will maintain separate newsrooms.
Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is an American business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City. The Journal, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp. The newspaper is published in the broadsheet format and online.
The Wall Street Journal is the largest newspaper in the United States by circulation. According to the Alliance for Audited Media, the Journal had a circulation of about 2.4 million copies (including nearly 900,000 digital subscriptions) as of March 2013, compared with USA Today's 1.7 million.
Waterloo Region Record
The Waterloo Region Record (formerly The Record) is the daily newspaper covering Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada, including the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, as well as the surrounding area. Since December 1998, the Record has been published by Metroland Media Group, a subsidiary of Torstar Corporation
The Windsor Star is the regional daily newspaper of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It is owned by the Postmedia Network and published Tuesdays through Saturdays. The publication had its main office at 167 Ferry Street from 1923 to 2012, before moving to its current location at 300 Ouellette Avenue. The paper began as the weekly Windsor Record in 1888, changing its name to the Border Cities Star in 1918 when it was bought by W. F. Herman. It became the Windsor Daily Star in 1935 following the amalgamation of several small communities, and finally the Windsor Star in 1959. Although Herman died in 1938, the paper continued under the direction of his wife, Adie Knox Herman, along with Hugh Graybiel and W. L. (Lum) Clark. The paper was sold to Southam Press in 1971, and then to Canwest (who bought Southam Press) in 2000. In November 1996, the paper opened a printing facility in south-central Windsor.
Woodstock Sentinel Review
The Woodstock Sentinel-Review is a local daily newspaper that services Woodstock, Ontario and Oxford County in the Canadian province of Ontario. It is published four days per week, Tuesday-Friday, in coordination with the Oxford Shopping News and the Oxford Review. The Sentinel-Review is owned by the Postmedia Network corporation. The newspaper is printed at The London Free Press, which prints several Postmedia Network newspapers in southwestern Ontario, and is designed in Barrie, Ontario.