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The Vancouver Courier is a Canadian semiweekly local newspaper published in Vancouver, British Columbia, by the Van-Net chain owned by Glacier Media Group. Currently, it is Canada's largest distributed community newspaper,[2] with a weekly distribution of 265,000.[1] The circulation estimate includes The Vancouver Courier, The Vancouver Courier Downtown, and the Vancouver Courier Westside, and The Vancouver Courier Eastside on Wednesdays.

Vancouver Courier
Vancouver Courier Logo
TypeWeekly/Bi-weekly newspaper
Owner(s)Glacier Media
PublisherAlvin Brouwer
EditorMichael Kissinger
Headquarters1574 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2

Delivered to homes the paper is distributed from UBC to the Vancouver proper boundary at Boundary Road.[2]

The newspaper began as an independent in 1908 as the Eburne News. Within the last 15 years its ownership has had several owners: first, the national Southam Inc. chain, then Hollinger, CanWest, Postmedia, and now Glacier Media. It expanded from being a neighbourhood newspaper to its current citywide circulation area after acquiring the Vancouver Echo and the West End Times.[3]

The paper has twice been named "Best Community Newspaper in B.C." by who? and was the second runner-up in the Canadian Community Newspaper Association's general excellence competition.[4]

Unlike most community newspapers, which feature several news stories on their front pages, the Courier's Friday front page features a single, lengthy feature that runs over several pages. The paper also frequently publishes material on local Vancouver history, usually written by Lisa Smedman. Columnists include Geoff Olson, Allen Garr, Fiona Hughes and Keith Baldrey. The poet Earle Birney worked at the paper in the mid-1920s as a summer reporter and editor.

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  1. ^ a b "Vancouver Courier". Villagelynx Media Ltd. 2006. Retrieved 2007-03-14.
  2. ^ a b "General Newspaper Information". CanWest MediaWorks Limited Partnership. 2006. Retrieved 2007-03-14.
  3. ^ "The Vancouver Courier" (PDF). Van Net Newspapers. Retrieved 2007-04-25.
  4. ^ "About Us". CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc. March 14, 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-05-20. Retrieved 2007-03-14.

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