Both Peace Region papers have been owned by Glacier since 2006 and Regional Manager, William Julian says, this latest initiative took a number of issues into careful consideration.
He says, “We feel that this change is a logical step to providing not only our readers but also our advertisers with improved content, coverage and circulation”.
He adds it will also provide: “All newspaper staff with increased time to be able to serve and help promote news and products within our respective communities, as we combine our efforts”.
He concludes by calling it, “An exciting time for the Alaska Highway News to enhance our ability to provide our communities and advertisers with not only a great daily newspaper, but one that has increased circulation and outreach ability.”
The merger announcement makes no mention of any job losses, either by attrition or layoffs.