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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. 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.

StarMetro (also known as The Star) is a chain of Canadian free daily newspapers published in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Toronto, and Vancouver.

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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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