Alberni Valley Times

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Alberni Valley Times
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Glacier Media
Publisher Rick Major
Editor Siobhan Burns
Founded 1967 (1967)
Language English
Headquarters 4918 Napier Street,
Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 3H5, Canada
Circulation 3,541 weekdays in 2012[1]

The Alberni Valley Times is a Canadian daily newspaper published weekdays in Port Alberni, on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The paper has been owned since 2011 by Glacier Media.

Glacier Media also publishes the island's leading daily newspaper, the Times Colonist of Victoria, the Nanaimo Daily News, and several weekly newspapers on the island.


The Times was part of David Radler's Sterling Newspapers chain in the 1970s, and became part of the Southam chain when Radler and Conrad Black incorporated Southam into Hollinger Inc.;[2] this chain was, at the time, the dominant newspaper publisher in British Columbia, and also included the Nanaimo Daily News, Times Colonist and several weeklies.

Along with the rest of Southam, ownership of the Vancouver Island newspapers passed to Canwest in 2000,[3] then Postmedia Network in 2010.[4]

Postmedia sold its Vancouver Island properties and Lower Mainland weeklies to Glacier Media in 2011 for $86.5 million.[5]

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  1. ^ "FAS-FAX Report: Circulation Averages for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2012". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ Edge, Marc (2009). "West Coast Media: Ultra-Concentrated Ownership". In Michael Howlett, Dennis Pilon, Tracy Summerville. British Columbia Politics and Government (PDF). Toronto: Emond Montgomery. p. 9. ISBN 1552393151. 
  3. ^ "Canadian Media Giants Announce Landmark Convergence Deal". July 31, 2000. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Postmedia Network Announces the Closing of the Sale of the Times Colonist in Victoria and British Columbia-Based Community Newspapers". December 1, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ Quinn, Susan (October 18, 2011). "AV Times, Pennyworth Sold to Glacier Media". Alberni Valley News. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 

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