Postmedia closing several Manitoba, Ontario newspapers due to economic downturn

15 newspapers to be permanently closed, letter to employees says

“As a result, 15 community newspapers across Manitoba and the Windsor-Essex area of Ontario will be closed down permanently, because they are not financially sustainable, the letter, obtained by CBC News, says.

In Manitoba, the newspaper chain will be closing the Altona Red River Valley Echo, Carman Valley Leader, Interlake Spectator (Gimli), Morden Times, Selkirk Journal, Stonewall Argus & Teulon Times, Winkler Times, and The Prairie Farmer

In Ontario the company is closing Kingsville Reporter, Lakeshore News (Windsor-Essex), LaSalle Post, Napanee Guide, Paris Star, Tecumseh Shoreline Week, Tilbury Times.

A Postmedia spokesperson said the final print editions will run May 4.”