The Western Star (Corner Brook)

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The Western Star
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) SaltWire Network
Publisher Trina Burden
Editor Troy Turner
Founded April 4, 1900
Headquarters 106 West Street, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Circulation 6,341 weekdays
6,807 Saturdays in 2010[1]
ISSN 0839-3664

The Western Star is a daily newspaper published weekdays and Saturdays in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and also serving Stephenville and the Bay of Islands, Bay St. George and Humber Valley areas.

The paper was founded in 1900 in Curling, as a weekly newspaper. It became a daily in 1954, and is the only daily newspaper in western Newfoundland, and also has readers outside its main coverage area in Labrador.[2] On April 13, 2017, Transcontinental announced that it had sold all of its newspapers in Atlantic Canada to SaltWire Network, a newly formed parent company of The Chronicle Herald.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ Canadian Circulations Audit Board Circulation Report for January to December 2010. Retrieved February 16, 2012. (registration required)
  2. ^ "History of The Western Star". Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chronicle Herald buys all Atlantic Canadian Transcontinental papers". CBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Transcontinental sells The Guardian, Journal Pioneer". CBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "The Chronicle Herald acquires Transcontinental Inc.'s newspapers, news websites and four printing plants in Atlantic Canada". The Chronicle Herald. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 

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