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The Peterborough Examiner
Front page of the June 1, 2020 edition
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Metroland Media Group (Torstar)
PublisherNeil Oliver
EditorKennedy Gordon
Headquarters60 Hunter Street East
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 3L4
Circulation12,352 weekdays
13,108 Saturdays (as of 2011)[1]

The Peterborough Examiner is a newspaper that services Peterborough, Ontario and area. The paper started circulation in 1847, and is currently owned by Torstar and operated by its Metroland division. Between 1942 and 1955, it was edited by Canadian man of letters Robertson Davies, whose unique three-paragraph editorial style won several awards. Davies remained owner and publisher of the Examiner and Ralph Hancox the editor until 1967, when it was sold to the Thomson chain of newspapers. Subsequently, Sterling, Hollinger and Sun Media owned the newspaper before Postmedia.

The Peterborough Examiner was one of several Postmedia newspapers purchased by Torstar in a transaction between the two companies which concluded on November 27, 2017.[2] The paper continued to be published by the Metroland Media Group subsidiary of Torstar.[3] In late May 2020, Torstar, accepted an offer for the sale of all of its assets to Nordstar Capital, a deal expected to close by year end.[4]

It is the only daily newspaper in Peterborough city and county. Its publisher is Neil Oliver and managing editor is Kennedy Gordon.

In the summer of 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario, the newspaper permanently closed its newsroom, with all staff working remotely.[5][6][7]

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  1. ^ Paid circulation cited in "Daily Newspaper Circulation Statement for the 12 Month Period Ended December 2011". Toronto: Canadian Circulations Audit Board. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  2. ^ "Postmedia and Torstar swap dozens of community papers, but will shut down most of them". CBC News. The Canadian Press. November 27, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Kopun, Francine (November 27, 2017). "Torstar, Postmedia announce community and daily paper deal". Toronto Star. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "Torstar to be sold, taken private in $52-million deal". Toronto.com. 2020-05-26. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  5. ^ Gordon, Kennedy (15 June 2020). "The Peterborough Examiner is leaving its East City building for a 'virtual newsroom'". The Peterborough Examiner. Peterborough, Ontario. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  6. ^ Toronto Star (24 June 2020). ""Out of office" forever: A tech giant and a local newspaper discuss working from home". YouTube. Toronto. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  7. ^ Balakrishnan, Anita (2021-03-22). "Canadian news outlets close physical offices, codifying remote work". The Toronto Star. ISSN 0319-0781. Retrieved 2021-12-15.

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