René Piché passes away

René Piché, founder of the Northern Times (ON) and former director at the Ontario Community Newspapers Association, has passed away at the age of 79.

Piché launched the weekly newspaper in 1961, eventually assuming complete ownership and presiding over the growth of Northern Times Limited. Piché sold the newspaper and his Timmins-based Norweb printing business to the Sun Media chain in 1998. He also served as publisher of The Tribune, a weekly newspaper operated by his company in Sturgeon Falls from 1968 to 1972.

Read More »