After nearly 130 years of operation, Moose Jaw’s daily paper is shutting down.
980 CJME has confirmed the Moose Jaw Times Herald will publish its last edition on Dec. 7th.
The paper started in 1889 as a weekly. It’s now owned by a company out of Wainwright, Alta that also owns more than a dozen other Saskatchewan papers, including the Prince Albert Daily Herald.
Twenty five people work at the Moose Jaw paper.
The outlet was Green Zone member Darrel Davis’ first daily newspaper job. He said it was a perfect size market to learn the trade.
“Every time you lose a newspaper, you lose some vibrancy in the city, in the community where you were, it’s horrible to think that the business is going that way,” Davis said.
He said it was a great city to make a career in and this news take a chip away from the city.
“Sure there’s other media, I understand that, but you always had the newspaper to supply the deeper context to a story and that’s why it’s always sad when you lose a newspaper,” Davis said.
He said the alumni that have gone through Moose Jaw, not only in the newspaper business but in the radio and TV business, is astounding.