The Reminder (Flin Flon)

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The Reminder
Reminder Flin Flon.jpg
Owner(s)Glacier Media
PublisherNancy Johnson [1]
EditorIan Graham, Christopher L. Istace [2], Eric Westhaver [3]
Founded1946
LanguageEnglish
Headquarters14 North Ave, Flin Flon, Manitoba, R8A0T2
Circulation4137 (total for 3 editions)[4]
Websitewww.thereminder.ca

The Reminder (formerly The Flin Flon Daily Reminder and The Daily Reminder) is a weekly newspaper published every Wednesday in Flin Flon, Canada, a city located on the border of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.[5][6] It is the only locally published newspaper in the area (which includes adjacent Creighton, Saskatchewan, Denare Beach, Saskatchewan and Cranberry Portage, Manitoba).

History[edit]

The Reminder was founded as The Flin Flon Daily Reminder on October 16, 1946 by Tom Dobson, an employee of Flin Flon's largest employer, Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting. The first few issues of the Daily Reminder were stapled together at the top corner and handed out to workers coming off shift at the main gate. Originally publishing six days a week, The Reminder competed directly with the community's original newspaper, The Flin Flon Daily Miner, which ended its run in 1966 after a fire struck its headquarters.

Dobson sold The Reminder in 1989. By then the publication schedule had been cut back to five days a week, Monday to Friday. In 2005, The Reminder became a tri-weekly newspaper with editions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It also adopted a larger page format. Within several months, the publication introduced an editorial page that included regular commentary on local affairs. The paper's reduction to a tri-weekly trimmed the number of daily newspapers in the Canadian Prairie provinces from 18 to 17.[5]

The Reminder was later reduced to two editions per week, publishing on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Friday print edition was eliminated in early 2017.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Reminder - About Us
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ The Reminder - About Us
  4. ^ Canadian Community Newspapers Association. Industry News - Flin Flon (Reminder), Retrieved August 25, 2010
  5. ^ a b Canadian Newspaper Association. Circulation Data Report 2009, Retrieved August 25, 2010
  6. ^ Sun Media to buy Stratford Beacon Herald, CBC News, November 10, 2000 ("The list of independent dailies in Canada keeps dwindling. Others remaining ... and the felicitously-named Flin Flon Reminder in Manitoba")

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