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Canada Torstar to close StarMetro national free newspaper chain, lay off 73 employees

00:30  20 november  2019
00:30  20 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Torstar is laying off 73 Star Metro employees as it transitions to a digital-only model. Doug Ives/The Canadian Press. Torstar Corp. said Tuesday it will shutter its StarMetro free newspapers across the country and cut more than 100 jobs while also offering voluntary buyouts to its Toronto Star editorial

Torstar Corp. said Tuesday it will shutter its StarMetro free newspapers across the country and cut The company's StarMetro papers will publish their final editions in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Halifax on Dec. Morse, whose local represents about 50 of the laid - off employees

  Torstar to close StarMetro national free newspaper chain, lay off 73 employees © Provided by Canadian Press Enterprises Inc

Torstar Corp. will shutter its StarMetro newspapers across the country and lay off 73 staff.

A Torstar spokesperson says the StarMetro papers will publish their final editions on December 20.

The company publishes the commuter papers in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Halifax.

A memo sent to staff from Torstar president John Boynton says the closures will affect 73 people working in editorial, advertising and distribution.

The company also announced plans to open new Star bureaus in the coming weeks in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Halifax.

The bureaus will be staffed by Star journalists who will provide local coverage.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Nov. 19, 2019.

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Torstar holds an investment in The Canadian Press as part of a joint agreement with subsidiaries of the Globe and Mail and Montreal's La Presse.

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