Canadian Publishing Industry News
11 December 2019,     CALGARY

Provincial Magazine of the Year Added To Awards

The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) is pleased to announce the addition of three new provincial Achievement Awards categories to its 2020 Awards season: BC Magazine of the Year, Manitoba Magazine of the Year, and Saskatchewan Magazine of the Year.   Recognizing the stellar content produced throughout Western Canada, AMPA is expanding its borders and inviting magazines published in Western provinces to submit entries to Magazine of the Year categories.

10 December 2019,     OTTAWA

Federal Support For Magazines ?

Magazines Canada is collecting key statistical data across the industry, on a random and aggregated basis, to inform policy-makers and shape the positions we take on major issues, such as the ongoing modernization of the CPF. Even if you do not receive funding from the CPF, the Canada Council for the Arts, or other government bodies, your data could expand magazine programs and supports.

9 December 2019,     SIMCOE, ONTARIO

Talent Canada New Launch By Annex


January 2020 cover
January 2020 cover

Annex Business Media publications has launch of Talent Canada, a new publication with a mandate of educating senior business leaders about the importance of investing in people. The print and digital edition of the magazine – published quarterly – is being launched at the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) Conference & Tradeshow in January at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Annex has partnered with HRPA to distribute the magazine

5 December 2019,     TORONTO

Weddingbell's 35th Anniversary Issue


Weddingbells is celebrating it's 35th anniversary with the Spring & Summer 2020 issue (on newsstands December 5th),  with inspiration and the freshest wedding ideas for a brand-new decade.  Stories like “Country Strong,” where they showcase the season's best bridal looks that are a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll.

4 December 2019,     TORONTO

StarMetro to publish final free commuter print editions in five Canadian cities

Bought by Torstar 8 years ago and rebranded StarMetro
Bought by Torstar 8 years ago and rebranded StarMetro
Torstar is ceasing publication of the print editions of the Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Halifax StarMetro papers effective December 20.
“We are going digital-only outside of Ontario as more and more of our commuter readers are using their smartphones, laptops and tablets to access their news on their way to and from work. This trend, coupled with a corresponding decline in print advertising volumes,

27 September 2019,     TORONTO

Observer Becomes Broadview

New name and design
New name and design
Canada's oldest continuously published magazine is new again. With fully redesigned and renamed Broadview magazine . Broadview, formerly known as The United Church Observer, brings a progressive Christian lens to spirituality, ethical living and social justice stories, while continuing to deliver news and views about The United Church of Canada. This is the fourth name in the magazine's 190-year history. Broadview has been launched with the publication's May 2019 issue.

27 September 2019,     MONTREAL

Pierre Marcoux Buys Benefits Canada

Benefits Canada, Canadian Investment Review, Les Affaires and several other  business properties have been sold to Contex Group Inc., a  media company headed by Pierre Marcoux, son of Transcontinental founder Remi Marcoux.Transcontinental  said most of the employees in the divested businesses will be retained by the new owners but that about 20 people will have their employment let go.

27 September 2019,     OTTAWA

Dollco Now An Independent Magazine Printer


Dollco Ottawa Plant
Dollco Ottawa Plant
An investment group led by Direct Response Media Group  has acquire the assets and ongoing business interests of Lowe-Martin's web magazine printing business. The company, led by CEO Patrick Periard, is operating  under the name Dollco Print Solutions Group. Lowe-Martin's magazine division printed over 350 magazines .  All staff from the magazine printing division transferred over to the new company . Also included is all the web offset equipment at the St. Laurent facilities .  Lowe-Martin bought Dollco Printing a magazine printer back in April of 2012.

7 July 2019,     TORONTO

John Galbraith Closing Publishing Company and Retiring

After 40 years of magazine publishing
After 40 years of magazine publishing
 John H. Galbraith  publisher of magazines and directories for the Canadian printing industry, has announced the closing of Galbraith Publishing Co., and his retirement after more than 40 years of advertising and publishing executive experience in various industries in primarily in the printing and publishing industries. Publisher of Maclean Hunter's Canadian Printer & Publisher for 18 years,

11 June 2019,     TORONTO

Emma Reddington is New Editor-in-Chief House & Home

Emma Reddington Editor-in-Cheif
Emma Reddington Editor-in-Chief
The new Editor-in-Chief of House & Home magazine and Maison & Demeure, its French language sister publication, is Emma Reddington. Her resume includes several years working as a food and prop stylist before becoming an exhibition designer at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Always a fan of media and especially magazines, Emma then joined the editorial team at Chatelaine in 2013 where she became Home Director, before moving to House & Home Media. Emma is best known for her popular home decorating blog,

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