Thursday, 10 September 2009

Closures official

Ken Koyama, publisher of Sun Media's Welland Tribune, made the closures of two community weekly bureaus in Port Colborne and Pelham official in this news release:

Due to changing economic times, the offices of the InPort News and Pelham News will be permanently closing this month, according to publisher Ken Koyama.

The Tribune, which publishes the community weekly newspaper, will continue to print the InPort News and the Pelham News.

News and advertising staff will continue to serve the Port Colborne, Wainfleet and Pelham areas from The Tribune offices in Welland, at 228 East Main St.

“Port Colborne, Wainfleet and Pelham are important parts of our coverage area and we regret the factors which have led us to make the difficult decision to close our two bureau offices,” said Koyama.

“However, we remain committed to serving those communities from both a readership and advertising perspective. We will continue to provide top-notch daily and weekly coverage of happenings throughout our coverage area and will also be there for our advertisers."

The Pelham office will be closed at the end of the day on Friday, Sept. 18 while the Port Colborne office will be closed as of the end of the day on Friday, Sept. 25.


  1. Interesting debate at The Timmins Times

  2. All in the name of progress.

  3. Yes, progressively smaller newspapers with progressively smaller staff and coverage........

  4. Add to this a change to benefits packages for non-unionized employees. Some are seeing benefits change from 100% coverage for drugs to 85%, at an additional cost by the way. You'd think that with all the money saved by closing offices there would be money to give the employees something in return. How can anyone work for a company that treats people so badly? Easy, there are no other jobs available so you stay with the tyrant(s) of Quebecor