TC Media, a division of TC Transcontinental, and Sun Media Corporation, a subsidiary of Quebecor Media, announce that they have signed a final agreement under which the 74 Sun Media community papers and associated web properties in Quebec will be acquired by TC Media for an amount of $75 million. The agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies, but is subject to regulatory approval from, among others, the Competition Bureau. During the period in which this transaction is being reviewed, the two companies will remain independent and will continue their normal operations. Sun Media will thus continue to publish the community papers covered by the agreement.
Do you know a newspaper employee that is constantly contributing to their community? Nominate them today for the 2013 Insurance Bureau of Canada Community Award in Memory of Mary Knowles.
This award is presented each year to recognize the volunteer contributions and involvement of dedicated newspaper staff within their community.
Newspapers Canada will begin to accept entries for the program this week. An announcement with the official competition launch will be included in a member bulletin later this week.
Our fax machine is currently down. If you are a nominator trying to submit a nomination for the 2013 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards, please e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it in the mail to:
3228 South Service Rd. Suite 116
Burlington, ON L7N 3H8
We realize the November 30 deadline is quickly approaching and apologize for any inconveniences. We will be pleased to accept late submissions affected by this issue.
The deadline for the 2013 Ontario Junior Citizens Award is around the corner. For many years, the Ontario Community Newspapers Association has recognized outstanding young individuals across the province.
Any resident between the ages of six and 17 are eligible for this award. The deadline to nominate someone is November 30.
Do you know a young star that is inspiring others, building community and making a difference? Nominate them today!
The Department of Canadian Heritage has released the 2012-2015 Applicant's Guide and Application Form for the Aid to Publishers (ATP) component of the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF). Both documents can be found at www.pch.gc.ca/cpf.
The ATP component of the CPF provides financial assistance to paid-circulation weekly newspapers and paid or request circulation magazines. Eligibility and funding amounts are calculated using a circulation-based formula.
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Launch Your Web Presence One Step Beyond
Newspapers Canada has arranged a series of 10 educational webinars to take place during the Fall 2013/Winter 2014 season. The first webinar, Optimizing Retailer Relationships: Growing Single Copy Sales, will take place on Tuesday, October 29.
On Saturday, October 12, in conjuction with National Newspaper Week, newspapers will come together to honour the hard work and accomplishments of carriers who deliver newspapers to the doors of readers.
OCNA Independent Publishers' Retreat
Friday Evening Nov 8. - Saturday Nov. 9
Horseshoe Resort, Barrie
Independent Publishers are invited to join OCNA for social
and networking opportunities, information sessions, food and fun during this two-day Independent Publishers' Retreat.