Deh Cho Drum suspends publishing

After 23 years and 1154 issues, The Deh Cho Drum has published its final edition, due to what is believed to be a lack of advertising money.

The local paper served the communities in the Northwest Territories. These included: Fort Simpson, Jean Marie River, Nahanni Butte, Fort Liard, Fort Providence, Kakisa, Wrigley, and Sambaa K’e.

“Northern News Services remains committed to strengthening our existing publications but declining advertising revenue and shipping costs in a small market have made the publication of the Deh Cho Drum untenable,” wrote the publication’s general manager Mike Scott.

“Thanks to our many readers for sharing your stories and giving us exposure to what’s happening throughout the Deh Cho.”