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 www.thewhig.com

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.

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

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