Black Press has announced plans to close the Nanaimo Daily News at the end of the month. The Vancouver Island daily newspaper has been in operation for more than 140 years. It will publish its final edition on Friday, January 29. Black Press will continue to publish the twice-weekly Nanaimo News Bulletin.
“The community newspaper model continues to enjoy strong readership and advertising support, making it a highly effective local media option with a bright future in the print and digital space,” said Randy Blair, Black Press president, B.C. Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island Divisions.