Cambridge Reporter

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The Cambridge Reporter was a local daily newspaper in Southern Ontario serving the community of Cambridge, Ontario. It was founded in 1846 as the Galt Reporter. In 1973 the paper changed its name to the Cambridge Reporter after the city of Galt merged with the towns of Preston and Hespeler, and parts of the townships of Waterloo and North Dumfries, to form Cambridge. In the 1990s the paper changed from a daily to a twice-weekly paper. In 2003 the Cambridge Reporter was closed by parent Torstar Corporation, with a final paper published on Friday, September 19, 2003. The Cambridge Reporter at the time was Canada's oldest operating newspaper. Metroland Media Group, owned by Torstar, operates The Waterloo Region Record and the Cambridge Times which has expanded since the closure of the Cambridge Reporter.


  • Thomson - ?? to July 1995
  • Hollinger/Southam - July 1995 to July 1998
  • SunMedia - July 1998 to Jan 1999
  • Quebecor - Jan 1999 to March 1999
  • Torstar - March 1999 to September 2003


A new online-only Cambridge Reporter was launched by Colin Carmichael in June 2008. Although it has the same name, the website is not affiliated with the original newspaper. Its website is .

Shortly thereafter Torstar relaunched its own news portal, . News stories are not original to that publication but instead come from other newspapers such as the Record and the Cambridge Times.