Dawson Creek Daily News
|Founded||May 6, 1930, as Peace River Block News|
|Headquarters||901 100th Avenue, Dawson Creek, British Columbia V1G 1W2, Canada|
|Circulation||1,900 Mondays to Thursdays
The Dawson Creek Daily News is a daily newspaper serving Dawson Creek and the South Peace River region of northeastern British Columbia, Canada. The paper was founded in 1930 as the Peace River Block News and has been owned since 2006 by Glacier Media.
Charles S. Kitchen, James E. "Cap" Lean and Bill Carruthers produced the first edition of the weekly Peace River Block News in 1930 in Rolla, British Columbia. Half a year later, Dawson Creek became a rail hub and the newspaper relocated there. The Kitchen family continued to run and grow the paper; by 1970 it was printing 5,300 copies per week and employed a staff of 22.
In 1972, Norm Kitchen sold the Peace River Block News to Del Folk and Don Marshall, who increased its frequency to twice per week, Wednesdays and Fridays. Marshall later became the full owner, and remained publisher for a few years after 1976 when he sold the paper to Sterling Newspapers Ltd., a subsidiary of Hollinger Inc., the newspaper conglomerate controlled by Conrad Black.
Sterling converted the paper to full daily publication and upgraded its presses in 1987.
Along with several other small British Columbia dailies, the Peace River Block News was one of the last Hollinger properties to be sold, to Vancouver-based Glacier Ventures International, later called Glacier Media, in 2006. The next year, Glacier changed the paper's name to Dawson Creek Daily News.
- Undated self-reported circulation in "Dawson Creek Daily News". www.GlacierMedia.ca. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
- "Dawson Creek Daily News: About Us". www.DawsonCreekDailyNews.ca. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
- "Oh, Canada! Hollinger International Exits Nation With $104M Deal". Editor & Publisher. January 11, 2006. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
- Dawson Creek Daily News – Official website.
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