Black Press has purchased The Yukon News from publisher and owner Stephen Robertson.

Black Press acquires ‘The Yukon News’

Yukon News changed hands as of Sept. 1, 2013. Black Press hopes to improve the paper's presentation, without implementing any major changes.

Black Press is pleased to announce that it has acquired The Yukon News from owner and publisher Stephen Robertson. The paper changed hands as of Sept. 1, 2013.

Robertson said Black Press was the right fit for the paper and for the community.

“I have known David Black and Rick O’Connor, who is the president, for a very long time, and I know that they’re real newspaper people,” he said. “They believe in print, still, and they believe in community media.”

O’Connor was in the Yukon last week to finalize the deal and meet the staff.

“We’re very good stewards of the legacy that the Robertsons have built here, especially Steve and his team, and we’re really looking forward to being involved in the Yukon Territory,” he said.

————————————————————

Read the story on the Yukon News‘s website here.

————————————————————

Black Press does not have any major changes planned for the paper at this point, said O’Connor. But, they do hope to improve the presentation of the paper. Within six months, the Yukon News should be available in full colour, he said.

Robertson said the deal with Black Press will help the Yukon News keep pace with the changing media environment. “I was finding it more and more challenging to keep up with all the different technology and the social media and the web aspect of it all,” he said. “I started to realize how much more difficult it was as an independent little paper to try to keep current on all those things and do things as well as we want to do them here.”

The Yukon News is a twice weekly paid/free community newspaper serving the Yukon Territory. It has approximately 6,000 circulation on Wednesday and 8,000 on Friday. It employs 30 people.

Black Press Community News Media is an internationally recognized newspaper publishing group with more than 190 community, daily and urban publications in BC, Alberta, Washington, Hawaii, California and Ohio published at 14 regional printing centers. Black Press has over 160 websites as well as the Victoria based free classified web site UsedEverywhere.com. Black Press employs 3,300 people across North America. Victoria, BC resident David Black is Founder, Chairman and majority owner of Black Press.

Just Posted

Relationships, continuity top health-care concerns for Agassiz residents

Feedback during Fraser Health events showed access to health care needs to improve

Development on the horizon for Harrison Hot Springs Marina

The property has been the subject of a number development proposals over the years

Chilliwack Players Guild brings first ever radio play to stage

An Affair of Honour is based on a true story, written by the father of a Chilliwack man

‘Big hearts and even bigger feet’: Comedian sends Harrison humour to the silver screen

Jonny Harris will see the town highlighted on his small-town comedy series ‘Still Standing’

More staff being hired at Fraser Valley seniors homes

Number of care hours for residents lags behind provincial targets

VIDEO: Car flies across median, flips over edge of Brunette overpass

Dash cam footage shows a vehicle speeding across a Lower Mainland overpass

Lower Mainland teacher resigned after ‘inappropriate discussions’ with elementary students

Tracy Joseph Fairley resigned from Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows district April 23, 2018

Surrey needs 350 more cops, activist tells council

‘Right now we are 350 police behind what our population requires,’ politicians are told

Indigenous energy summit includes session on pipeline ownership options

Steven Saddleback of the Indian Resource Council says a session will feature presentations on financing models

Japanese grand champion Kisenosato retires from sumo

The 32-year-old Kisenosato was the first Japanese-born wrestler in 19 years to gain promotion to sumo’s highest rank

UPDATE: Accused B.C. high school killer found fit to stand trial

Gabriel Klein is accused in the 2016 stabbing death of Letisha Reimer at Abbotsford Senior Secondary

Right-wing, neo-Nazi, white supremacist groups an increasing concern: Goodale

Ten people died in April 2018 when Alek Minassian allegedly drove a rental van down the busy stretch in Toronto

Where mattresses go to die

Mattress Recycling opens the largest of its kind mattress-recycling facility in Hope

Canadian stock exchanges to conduct lottery for ‘POT’ ticker amid high demand

The symbol became available after fertilizer Potash Corp. officially merged with Agrium Inc. in early 2018

Most Read