In British Columbia, Black Press has opted to suspend publication of the Abbotsford/Mission Times in order to focus its publishing resources on its other community papers in the region, the Abbotsford News and the Mission City Record. Black Press purchased the community paper from Glacier Media in October 2013.
The media company has also adjusted the publication schedule for its two Chilliwack papers.
"It was our belief that it didn’t make sense for readers to receive two community newspapers in the Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack markets on the same publishing days with tremendous duplication of content," said Randy Blair, president of the Black Press Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island divisions. "In light of this, Black Press has harmonized publication days in the Chilliwack market so that the Chilliwack Times and the Chilliwack Progress will publish on different days."