A 112-year-old B.C. newspaper has been temporarily felled by the novel coronavirus.
“It’s been a great run,” Kissinger tweeted. “I’m extremely proud of the important work my colleagues have done, especially these last few weeks.”
In 1908, it began as the Eburne News.
It’s had several owners over the years, including Hollinger and CanWest, with the most recent being Glacier Media.
It’s a diversified Vancouver-based media and information-services company that recently reported a $34.2-million annual profit on revenues of $184.8 million.
The temporary shutdown of the print edition comes during a brutal period for newspapers, which are coping with the closure of so many local businesses during the pandemic.
The Courier has been hit especially hard because it relies heavily on flyers to generate revenue.
It has also been the biggest beneficiary by far of advertising from the City of Vancouver.
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