Kingston Whig-Standard

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Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Sun Media
Publisher Ron Laurin
Editor Steve Serviss
Founded 1926
Headquarters 6 Cataraqui Street, Kingston, Ontario
Circulation 21,850 weekdays
24,008 Saturdays in 2011[1]
ISSN 1197-4397
Official website

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 owned by Sun Media. It has an ISSN of 1197-4397.[2]

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).[3] 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. (The first Canadian daily is the now defunct Montreal Daily Avertiser.[4])

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