In February 2011, Vue Magazine was purchased by Robert Doull, who heads up Thompson River Publications out of Invermere, BC. Today Todd Babiak announced in the Edmonton Journal that Thompson River Publications has purchased See Magazine from Great West Publishing, publishers of FastForward Weekly in Calgary, the St Albert Gazette and eighteen other weekly newspapers in Alberta. Reports are that the two papers will be merged under the Vue nameplate, and that the end of the cannibalization of the two alternative weeklies will result in a stronger and more vibrant newspaper.  Only time will tell if a publisher who lives in BC can do a better job than both publishers who lived in the community.