The Chronicle Herald

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The Chronicle Herald
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Dennis Family (Independent)
Founded 1874
Headquarters 2717 Joseph Howe Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 2T4
Circulation 108,389 weekdays
112,306 Saturdays
97,190 Sundays in 2011[1]
ISSN 0839-4008
Free online archives (August 16, 1999 - present)

The Chronicle Herald is a broadsheet published in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The largest newspaper company in Nova Scotia, The Chronicle Herald is also the highest circulation newspaper in the Atlantic provinces and is the largest independently owned newspaper company in Canada. The paper is owned by the Dennis family of Halifax.


  • Founded in 1874 as The Morning Herald, it quickly became one of Halifax's main newspapers. The same company also owned the Evening Mail, which was published in the afternoon.
  • The main competitors were the Chronicle in the morning, and the Star in the afternoon.
  • By 1949 the papers had merged to become The Chronicle-Herald and Mail-Star respectively.
  • In 1998 the company began producing a Sunday edition called The Sunday Herald, which ran until April 20, 2013. In 2004 The Chronicle-Herald and Mail-Star were merged to form the single The Chronicle Herald.
  • In January 2004, The Chronicle Herald became the first newspaper in Canada, and one of only several in the world, to operate a WIFAG offset press. This development led to an increased use of colour, and changes in font and styling.
  • In October 2008, The Chronicle Herald was named one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" by Mediacorp Canada Inc., and was featured in Maclean's newsmagazine.[2]
  • On February 3, 2009, the paper laid off 24 employees, representing approximately one quarter of its newsroom staff, but remains the largest newsroom east of Montreal. These cuts impacted the production department where nine employees were laid off. The company stated that these layoffs were the result of a decline in advertising due to the distress of the current economic situation.[3]

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