Celebrate National Newspaper Week (October 2 - 8)


Each year, during the first full week in October, newspapers across North America celebrate National Newspaper Week (NNW) to celebrate and emphasize the impact of newspapers to communities large and small. This year marks the 76th anniversary of the initative and will take place between October 2-8. In addition, Carrier Appreciation Day will be celebrated on Saturday, October 8 to recognize the hard workof newspaper carriers who make a vital contribution to the industry.


Rainy River Record Ceases After Almost 100 Years

"It is the end of an era," Jim Cumming, Publisher of the Rainy River Record wrote in a release sent to OCNA last week. 
After nearly 100 years, the community newspaper will cease publishing as of September 27.

Reminder: Queen's Park Day Is Next Week

Join OCNA and Newspapers Canada on Wednesday, September 21 for Queen's Park Day. During this event, community newspaper publishers and editors can meet one-on-one with MPPs to discuss industry related issues. A reception will be held in the evening, providing more opportunity to mingle with government officials. 
For more information and to participate, contact Karen Shardlow at 416-923-7724 or k.shardlow@ocna.org.  

Canada Post and CUPW Reach Agreement

Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have reached a tentative short-term agreement, averting a work disruption.


The agreements are for a period of two years, rather than the usual four-year agreements negotiated in the past. Canada Post indicates that the decision would avoid a work disruption and allow more time to examine issues facing the Crown Corporation, including declining mail volumes and rising pension costs. 


Canada Post And CUPW Negotiation Updates

Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have agreed to extend mediation once again to continue discussions. 
The two parties have been negotiating since Friday, after a special mediator was appointed by the federal government. During that time, CUPW announced job action plans twice - first in Alberta and the Northwest Territories, and then British Columbia and Yukon Territory - both of which were adverted by extended mediation.

Darren Murphy Named New Postmedia VP

Congratulations to OCNA board member, Darren Murphy for being appointed Postmedia's new vice-president, advertising - community markets (effective September 1).

Don't Miss The Next Online Media Campus Webinar

The next educational webinar, coordinated by the Online Media Campus, is just a couple days away! Don't miss your chance to register. 
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NewsClips July 2016

Thamesville Herald Sold To New Owner

The publisher of the Independent of Petrolia and Central Lambton has purchased a historic Chatham-Kent newspaper.

The Thamesville Herald was founded in 1886 and most recently was owned and operated by Allison Humphrey. Heather Wright purchased the community newspaper with a circulation of about 900 in late June. The sale was finalized on July 28.

Wright plans to expand the coverage area of the Herald to include the communities of Dresden and Bothwell, which have been without their own community weekly for several years.

Reminder: We've Moved

A reminder that OCNA and Ad*Reach have moved to a new address:


37 Front Street East, Suite 200

Toronto, Ontario  M5E 1B3 


Please update your records accordingly.  

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