“People working in the Niagara media are our friends and neighbors and involved members of our region. Their work keeps us informed on local events and issues impacted our daily lives.” – Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates
From the Niagara Falls Riding Constituency Office of MPP Wayne Gates
Posted November 27th, 2017 on Niagara At Large
Niagara, Ontario – Niagara Falls NDP MPP Wayne Gates released the following statement responding to the announcement this November 27th that TorStar and Postmedia (two of Canada’s largest corporate media chains) will close several local media outlets in the Niagara region:
“Niagara families have long been fortunate to benefit from a diverse media landscape with dedicated and talented professionals. Today, many of these journalists, editors, web designers and other media professionals received the heartbreaking news that their organizations will close and jobs will be lost—my thoughts go out to these professionals and their families as they cope with this difficult news.
People working in the Niagara media are our friends and neighbors and involved members of our region. Their work keeps us informed on local events and issues impacted our daily lives, at school board meeting, local city council discussions and how provincial and federal decisions will impact people living in our community.
There is a great deal of history for some of our local papers—the Fort Erie Times has run for 122 years. The news is heartbreaking for our community.”
(A Note from Niagara At Large – The other Niagara area community newspapers reported to be closing in the Niagara region include the Niagara Advance in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Pelham News, Inport News in Port Colborne and the Thorold Niagara News.
Niagara At Large will be posting a commentary on the death of these local newspapers and why it matters later this week. Stay Tuned.)
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