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May 5, 2008

Wikipedia: CanWest News Service

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CanWest News Service is a Canadian newspaper chain owned by CanWest.

History

The newspaper service “Southam Inc” was created in 1904 by William Southam. He had been a delivery boy for The London Free Press, and by 1867 he had become part owner. He bought and transformed the failing Hamilton Spectator in 1877. In 1897 he bought up many other papers including The Calgary Herald, The Edmonton Journal, The Ottawa Citizen, The Vancouver Province and many more. The Winnipeg Tribune was also a Southam owned newspaper until it closed on August 27, 1980.

Company

Southam Newspapers was sold to Hollinger Inc. in 1996. Under Hollinger control, Southam made many acquisitions, including many of the Canadian print media holdings of Thomson Newspapers.

On November 15, 2000 the Southam Newspapers company was broken up with the print media holdings and the Southam Newspapers name being sold to Canwest Global Communications. CanWest Global examined ways to integrate many of its smaller market papers into its Global television news division, however it wasn’t to be. On August 9, 2002 CanWest Global sold many of its smaller market newspapers to a variety of new owners, including Torstar, Transcontinental Media and Osprey Media.

In 2003, Southam Newspapers was fully absorbed into CanWest Global and became CanWest News Service.

Papers

Papers owned by CanWest Global:

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