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Vue Weekly was an alternative weekly newspaper published in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with issues released every Thursday. It covered topics on artists and events that are often ignored, marginalized, or misrepresented by the mainstream media, and aimed to bring balance to Edmonton's media mosaic.[3][4]

Vue Weekly
Vue Weekly Logo.png
Categoriesalternative weekly
FrequencyWeekly
CirculationAverage of 23,280 copies each week (Alliance for Audited Media)
First issueSeptember 15, 1995
Final issueNovember 29, 2018[1]
CompanyPostvue Publishing Inc.[2]
CountryCanada
Based inEdmonton
LanguageEnglish
Websitewww.vueweekly.com

Vue was founded in 1995 by former employees and owners of SEE Magazine, upset over losing control of SEE to creditors. Vue was partly owned by The Georgia Straight for a brief time, then was 100% independently owned by Ronald Garth for several years.[5] Vue is now owned by Postvue Publishing Inc.[2]

Vue filed a suit against the Canadian government for giving tax breaks, which were designed for Canadian-owned newspapers, to its rival See because See's parent company was ultimately owned by US-based Hollinger.[6][7]

Vue is a member of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.[8]

Vue Weekly ceased publishing at the end of November 2018, with Postvue Publishing stating that the demand for an alternative weekly in the Edmonton market had been declining for several years.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Mertz, E (2018-11-16). "Alternative Edmonton newspaper VUE Weekly won't be published anymore". Global News. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  2. ^ a b "About Vue Weekly". Vue Weekly. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  3. ^ "About Vue Weekly | Vue Weekly". www.vueweekly.com. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  4. ^ "Two Newspapers Voted into AAN | Association News | AltWeeklies.com". posting.altweeklies.com. Retrieved 2018-10-06.
  5. ^ Dunbar, Jon (February 27, 2001). "Publisher Shares His Vues on Media Ownership". The Gateway.
  6. ^ Ross, Patrick (November 17, 2005). "This Town Ain't Big Enough--Vue Meets See at High Noon". The Gateway.
  7. ^ "How To Sue The CRA - Tax - Canada". www.mondaq.com. Retrieved 2018-10-06.
  8. ^ "Edmonton's SEE Magazine and VUE Weekly Plan to Merge • Association of Alternative Newsmedia". Association of Alternative Newsmedia. 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2018-10-06.

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