Snapshot: Community Newspaper Circulation

As of June 2019, there are 1,026 community newspapers in Canada and 1,083 editions. Community newspapers publish 16 million copies each week and the majority of circulation is free (controlled), accounting for more than 15 million copies weekly. Community newspapers publish in both broadsheet and tabloid formats, although 88% of all editions are tabloids. Click the links below for detailed statistics on community newspaper circulation by title, editions, province and format.

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Historical circulation data: