The Chronicle-Journal

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The Chronicle-Journal
Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal Logo.jpg
Newspaper of the Northwest
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Continental Newspapers Canada Ltd.
Publisher Colin J. Bruce
Editor Julio Gomes[1]
Founded 1972
Language English
Headquarters 75 South Cumberland Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Circulation 24,140 weekdays
24,309 Saturdays
21,424 Sundays in 2011[2]

The Chronicle-Journal is the daily newspaper in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Unlike many Canadian newspapers, it does not use the city's name in its masthead. The paper has an average weekday circulation of 28,100.[3]

The paper is owned by Continental Newspapers Canada Ltd.[4]


The Chronicle-Journal‍‍ '​‍s name is a combination of the names of the Daily Times-Journal of Fort William and the News-Chronicle of Port Arthur.

The Daily Times-Journal was created in 1899 when the Fort William Journal merged with the Fort William Times. In 1902 the Daily Times-Journal became the second newspaper in Canada to adopt a weekly payment plan for paper carriers. The News-Chronicle was first published in 1899.

In 1972, after the amalgamation of Port Arthur and Fort William in the city of Thunder Bay, the newspapers merged and became the morning daily Chronicle-Journal and evening daily Times-News. The newspaper relocated to its current building in 1977. On April 17, 1996, publication of the evening Times-News ceased. David Radler is the principal owner of Continental Newspapers, which includes The Chronicle-Journal. Since early 2006, the newspaper's editorial staff has shrunk from 23 employees to its current level, of 14 or 15. At one point, the newspaper's editorial department only had one reporter working in the entire city of Thunder Bay.[5]

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  1. ^ "Veteran newsman Julio Gomes at newsroom helm". The Chronicle-Journal, 2 January 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2008.
  2. ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations e-Circ data for the six months ending September 30, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  3. ^ Canadian Newspaper Association Circulation Data for The Chronicle-Journal. Retrieved 5 April 2008.
  4. ^ Sudbury Star and Sault Start part of media buyout Netnewsledger. Retrieved 8 June 2007.
  5. ^ History of the Newspaper Internet Archive. Retrieved on 29 November 2007.

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