Nanaimo Daily News

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Nanaimo Daily News
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Black Press
Publisher Andrea Rosato-Taylor
Editor Philip Wolf
Founded 1874 (1874)
Language English
Headquarters 2575 McCullough Road
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9S 5W5
Circulation 5,394 daily in 2012[1]

The Nanaimo Daily News is a Canadian daily newspaper published weekdays in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The paper is owned by Black Press, which also publishes the Alberni Valley Times and several weekly newspapers on the island.


The Daily News was part the Southam chain, which itself was part of Hollinger Inc. in the late 1990s; this chain was, at the time, the dominant newspaper publisher in British Columbia, and also included the Alberni Valley Times, Times Colonist and several weeklies.

Along with the rest of Southam, ownership of the Vancouver Island newspapers passed to Canwest in 2000,[2] then Postmedia Network in 2010.[3]

Postmedia sold its Vancouver Island properties and Lower Mainland weeklies to Glacier Media in 2011 for $86.5 million.[4] In 2015, Glacier Media sold all its island papers except for the Times Colonist to Black Press.[5][6]

The newspaper is proud of its stubborn insistence on referring to the citizenry of Nanaimo as "Nanaimoites" instead of "Nanaimoans." Local literary lore posits that the early editors of the newspapers presumed that "Nanaimoans" was too difficult for a predominantly blue-collar readership to pronounce.[7] Despite being advised that the people of Chicago are known as Chicagoans, not Chicagoites, and that the people of Orlando are known as Orlandoans, not Orlandoites, and further that the people of Toledo are known as Toledoans, not Toledoites, the newspaper's editors remain unmoved.

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  1. ^ "FAS-FAX Report: Circulation Averages for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2012". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Canadian Media Giants Announce Landmark Convergence Deal". July 31, 2000. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Postmedia Network Announces the Closing of the Sale of the Times Colonist in Victoria and British Columbia-Based Community Newspapers". December 1, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ Quinn, Susan (October 18, 2011). "AV Times, Pennyworth Sold to Glacier Media". Alberni Valley News. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ Bradshaw, James (2014-12-17). "Black Press, Glacier Media strike deal to swap B.C. community newspapers". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2015-05-17. 
  6. ^ "Three Island Weekly Newspapers To Close". Nanaimo Business News. 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2015-05-17. 
  7. ^ Book Night, The Wheatsheaf Inn, Cedar, BC, July 23, 2012

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