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Vernon daily newspaper to cease publication

The Black Press will no longer be publishing its namesake dailies in the Okanagan.
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March 27, 2014 - 4:45 PM

VERNON – There will be one less news source in Vernon as of this week.

The daily publication affiliated with Black Press will be published and distributed for the last time on Friday, March 28. 

It is a namesake daily published by the Vernon Morning Star.

The paper didn’t contain local news. Instead it had provincial, national and international news stories provided by wire services like The Canadian Press and The Associated Press in the United States. The publications also included items from other Black Press newspapers in the province.

Vernon publisher Ian Jensen says it was a business decision.

He tells the Morning Star there will be no negative impact on the operation or the publication of the tri-weekly paper.

The daily wasn't home delivered. It was left at newspaper stands and businesses.

Requests for comment made to Black Press have gone unanswered.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at or call 250-491-0331. To contact the managing editor, email Marshall Jones at or call 250-718-2724.

- This story was corrected at 11:07 a.m., Friday, March 28 to remove erroneous references to the Kelowna Capital News daily paper which has already stopped publication.

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