Canadian paper to ax holiday issue

AFP-JIJI

Canada’s national newspaper, the Globe and Mail, announced to subscribers Tuesday that it will not publish on this upcoming Labor Day due to a lack of advertising revenue.

In a letter, Publisher Philip Crawley said the Toronto-based daily “has decided not to publish a newspaper on Labor Day . . . due to a lack of advertising revenue for this issue.”

Print subscribers will receive a credit for the missed paper for the holiday, which falls on Sept. 2.

Earlier this month, the newspaper announced it would stop delivering in easternmost Newfoundland due to the high cost of shipping to the island province.

As of Oct. 1, some 3,000 subscribers in Newfoundland will only be able to receive its online edition.

The Globe also said it would stop sending papers to remote parts of western British Columbia.