Canadian Publishing Industry News
13 September 2018,     TORONTO

Matthew Holmes Leaves Magazine Canada

Matthew Holmes
Matthew Holmes
 Matthew Holmes, Magazines Canada's President and Chief Executive Officer, has left the organization for a position leading government and institutional relations for Queen's University.Over the past three years, Matthew has steered Magazines Canada through considerable changes in the industry, and our association. Matthew oversaw a period of change management and renewal at Magazines Canada. Magazines Canada will be transitioning to new leadership under an Executive Director.

11 September 2018,     TORONTO

Rogers Selling Off Last Magazines

Once Canada's largest circulation magazine
Once Canada's largest circulation magazine
Rogers, according to a Globe & Mail story is looking for a buyer for  eight of it's  magazine and digital assets, including Maclean’s, Canadian Business, MoneySense, Today’s Parent, Hello! Canada, Flare and Chatelaine’s French and English editions . Rogers wants to  sell them as a package  deal, rather than selling them off piece meal

11 September 2018,     OAKVILLE

Horizon Travel and ONtheGO Magazines Sold to Lazarus Bleau

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Lazarus Bleau Inc.  has acquired Horizon Travel Magazine and OntheGo Toronto media business. Horizon Travel and lifestyle magazine is distributed through The Toronto Star, National Post and The Wall Street Journal, claims of a readership of over 4 million consumers in Canada and the US.

11 September 2018,     TORONTO

Major Cuts To Postmedia Newspapers

One of 10 newspapers going out of print
One of 10 newspapers going out of print
Postmedia  has close six community newspapers and gone online with four others. They will also cut about 10 per cent of thier workforce across the newspaper chain. 
Postmeedia  has shut down the Camrose Canadian and Strathmore Standard in Alberta and the Kapuskasing Northern Times, Ingersoll Times, Norwich Gazette and Petrolia Topic in Ontario.

20 July 2018,    

Ricardo Media Appoints Lee Herberman

Lee Herberman Head of Business Development
Lee Herberman Head of Business Development
Ricardo Media Inc. has announce the appointment of Lee Herberman as Head of Business Development.  Experienced in all facets of broadcasting, production and strategic development, Herberman will lead the development and execution of new initiatives in English Canada.  

19 July 2018,     OTTAWA

Export Funding Program Includes Magazines

Can Canadian Magazines be exported?
Can Canadian Magazines be exported?
With Creative Canada, the Government plans to help Canada’s creative industries open up opportunities in new markets around the world. The Government investment of $125 million over 5 years to implement Canada’s first Creative Export Strategy.This includes the launch of Creative Export Canada, a new funding program that will help creators stand out in the global market.

19 July 2018,     TORONTO

Magazines Canada Moving

 
Magazines Canada is moving to a new office space.
As of August 1, 2018, Magazines Canada’s new mailing address is:555 Richmond Street West, Suite 604
Toronto, ON M5V 3B1. Phone number will remain 416 504-0274
 Note that the Distribution Warehouse is NOT moving.

18 June 2018,     TORONTO

Rogers cuts 75 from Publishing Division

 

Maclean's and Chatelaine lost staff
Maclean's and Chatelaine lost staff
Rogers Media cuts 75 staff from publishing operations. As Rogers moves further out of  publishing, about one-third of the staff from the publishing and digital content division have been let go. Included  in the lay offs were  staff from Maclean' and  Chatelaine. There are now about 150 people left in the publishing division. Non of the frequencies of any of the publications has been changed

18 June 2018,     TORONTO

New Editor for Wings and Helicopters

Jon Robinson
Jon Robinson
Jon Robinson is the new editor of Wings Magazine and sister publication Helicopters. Jon was previous editor of Print Action another Annex trade publication. He came with Print Action when it was sold to Annex in 2013. Jon was with Print Action for 15 years. He is a Economics graduate of Brock University.

13 June 2018,     BURNABY, BC

Western Living and Vancouver Magazine Sold to Canada Wide Media

Vancouver City Magazine
Vancouver City Magazine
Peter Legge, CEO and chair, Canada Wide Media Limited,  announce the acquisition of Western Living magazine, Vancouver magazine and related print and digital assets.
The acquisition also includes WLCondo and Vancouver magazine City Guide.  
Vancouver magazine is published 10 times a year with a readership of 314,000 and Western Living is also published 10 times a year with a readership of more than 287,000.  Western Canadian focus is centered on three pillars: home design and décor, food and wine, and travel.

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