After being in circulation since Confederation (1867), The Guelph Mercury newspaper will cease operation amid financial problems.
It is one of the oldest broadsheet newspapers in Canada, and will publish its final paper on Friday. The Mercury circulation had dropped to less than 9000 home-delivery subscribers, as people increasingly turn to other ways to to consume news. The closure will terminate 23 full-time and three part-time positions. It is part of the Metroland Media Group owned by the Toronto Star.
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