Here's some info on the Verdun Messanger portion of this whole company's website:
Le Messager Verdun publishes part of its editorial content in English to accommodate its Anglo readership, making the paper a favourite venue for advertisers. By producing special supplements, the paper participates in major local events that punctuate community life.
Coverage: Borough of Verdun
Founded in 1913 by a certain "M. Léger of Rielle Street," Le Messager Verdun was acquired by Henri Duhamel in 1918. Circulation quickly grew from 300 to 6,000 copies.
For more than 50 years, Henri Duhamel simultaneously ran the Verdun Printing Company and Le Messager Verdun, also known as Verdun Messenger by English-speaking readers, who, up until the 1970s, represented 40% of Verdun's population.
Henri Duhamel Jr. and his team eventually set out to acquire a number of other weeklies, which they then brought together under the name Publications Dumont. In the early 1990s, the Cogéco group bought Publications Dumont, which it later sold to Transcontinental, in October 1996.
Run: 26,379 copies weekly
- A market of more than 47,767 people
- $730,225,105 Cdn in consumer spending
- 22.7% are homeowners
...........now here is the link to their homepage,if you place your cursor over the word 'newspapers' a complete drop down list will show just how many papers this company has....... http://www.transcontinentalmedia.com/page-1218606606454.do?lang=en
Since its creation in 1999, Transcontinental Mdia has progressed from being a publisher to being a brand leader and producer of content that nurtures the various passions of different communities of interest. Here are the highpoints in our evolution:
1979 - Transcontinental Inc. acquires the newspaper Les Affaires (which was already being printed on our presses) and the magazine SIC (which later became Affaires Plus), thus creating a third sector of activity for the company: Publishing. Then called "Publications Transcontinental", this sector is now known as Transcontinental Media.
2001 - The acquisition of the weekly newspapers from Groupe Unimedia and most of Gesca's weeklies leads to the addition of 18 weeklies and six periodicals. In the same year, Transcontinental Media made several important launches, notably:
2002 - Nearly 900 new employees join the team at Transcontinental Media as part of the biggest transaction in our history: The acquisition of 12 regional and local newspapers from CanWest Global Communications, published in the four Atlantic Provinces and in Saskatchewan, as well as some 30 related publications. Shortly after follows the acquisition of Ottawa Business Journal and éditions Versicolores (Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins and Spécialités Terre à Terre).
2004 - With the acquisition of the Optipress printer and publisher, Transcontinental Media integrates 26 weekly and biweekly newspapers in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, becoming the main publisher of regional and local newspapers in Atlantic Canada.