Transcontinental buys Oxbow Herald

Transcontinental Media today announced its acquisition of the Oxbow (SK) Herald from The Oxbow Herald Ltd.

In print for over 100 years and currently serving a growing population of over 1,250 in southeast Saskatchewan, this weekly newspaper is the latest addition to Transcontinental’s growing presence in the province. The current acquisition includes the newspapers, the commercial printing operation and the building in which they are located.

“We are expanding rapidly in Southern Saskatchewan and today’s acquisition is in line with Transcontinental’s goal to provide top of the line editorial and advertising content to more than 65,000 households in 140 communities,” said Marc-No├½l Ouellette, senior vice president, Newspaper Group, at Transcontinental Media.

“We are very pleased to include the Oxbow Herald in our rapidly growing Transcontinental family,” said Rob Clark, group publisher for the Saskatchewan newspapers. “We are also happy to announce that the Oxbow Herald‘s publisher, Ken Pedlar, will remain with Transcontinental and continue to share his 35 years of experience running Oxbow’s newspaper.”

“Transcontinental is known for its strong commitment to community life through its hundreds of local newspapers in Canada,” added Pedlar. “I am confident that our Oxbow readers will continue to receive high quality products and services with Transcontinental Media.”

In addition to the Oxbow Herald, Transcontinental Media’s nine newspapers in Saskatchewan now include Prince Albert Daily Herald, Moose Jaw Times-Herald and the following six weeklies and bi-weeklies: The Radville Star, The Deep South Star in Bengough, The Triangle News in Coronach, The SouthWest Booster in Swift Current, The Grenfell Sun and The Broadview Express.

This acquisition brings Transcontinental Media’s newspaper total to 168 community publications across Canada, totaling some 250 million copies annually.