The Casket

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The Casket
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) SaltWire Network
Founded 1852
Language English
Headquarters Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Circulation 4101[1]
Website thecaskket.ca

The Casket is a weekly paper published in Antigonish, Nova Scotia by SaltWire Network.

First published on June 24, 1852 by John Boyd,[2] the name Casket originally referred to a woman's jewellery box.[3] The paper was eventually acquired by Casket Printing and Publishing Company.[4]

Brace Publishing Limited, a division of the Halifax newspaper The Chronicle Herald, acquired the newspaper in 2012 before being subsumed into the Chronicle Herald's expanded SaltWire Network in 2017.

Staff have included the noted cartoonist, Bruce MacKinnon, who worked for the paper as a youth.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Casket". AdAtlantic. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  2. ^ A.A. Johnson, A History of the Catholic Church in Eastern Nova Scotia, Vol. II, St. Francis Xavier University Press, Antigonish, N.S., 1971
  3. ^ Weintraub, Boris (Apr 19, 1984). "Unusual names bestowed on a few U.S. newspapers". The Bulletin. p. 16. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Brace Capital acquires Casket Printing & Publishing". The Casket. July 20, 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bruce MacKinnon". Member Profiles. AAEC. Retrieved 5 May 2013.