Prince George will soon be without a daily newspaper.
The Prince George Citizen will move from a paid-subscription daily to a free weekly at the end of the month.
“Effective October 3, The Citizen will become a free weekly newspaper, available in neighbourhood boxes and at various other central locations, along with home delivery in certain residential areas of the city,” Publisher Colleen Sparrow and Managing Editor Neil Godbout announced yesterday. “We’ll be printing our last daily print edition on Saturday, September 28.”
The newspaper is the one of the city’s oldest businesses as it started publishing 103 years ago. It was a weekly then and became a daily in 1957.
“Becoming a weekly is not a decision that was made lightly or quickly, but we knew it was a necessary one in order to keep in step with the changing needs, habits and appetite for readily-available, quality journalism for local residents,” Sparrow and Godbout wrote.