The Vancouver Island media landscape will go through a major shift this fall as Black Press takes over printing for the Times Colonist starting Oct. 1, 2018.
Times Colonist publisher Dave Obee and Black Press chief operating officer Randy Blair announced the partnership in the TC on Tuesday.
Black Press, the largest privately held printer in Western Canada—and owner of Victoria News, Saanich News, Oak Bay News, Goldstream News Gazette, and Peninsula News Review—is consolidating its printing operations to a single plant in Ladysmith. It will print other publications as well as the Times Colonist.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to print the Times Colonist, one of the most established titles in Western Canada,” Blair said.
Aside from some extra colour, readers can expect to see the same number of pages and sections in their newspaper after the move takes place.
“This agreement will enable the Times Colonist to serve Vancouver Island for many more years to come,” Obee said.