Glacier Media has sold its Vancouver Island Newspaper Group (VING) papers to Black Press. The newspaper group publishes eight weekly and daily newspapers in the region north of the Malahat. The Victoria Times Colonist is not part of the sale. Black Press will take ownership of Nanaimo Daily News, the Harbour City Star in Nanaimo, the Alberni Valley Times, the Cowichan Valley Citizen, the Parksville Oceanside Star, the Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News, the Comox Valley Echo, and the Campbell River Courier Islander.
Black Press is also buying Glacier’s Surrey Now, the Langley Advance, the Maple Ridge Times. Glacier is buying four titles from Black Press: the Tri-Cities News, the Burnaby News Leader, the Richmond Review ad the New Westminster News Leader.