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Alberta Newspaper: The Lacombe Express Published by Black Press

Lacombe Express NewspaperThe Lacombe Express is a weekly newspaper launched in April 2013, published by Black Press and distributed by carriers to residents of Lacombe and Blackfalds. Black Press, with head office in Surrey, BC., also publishes the Red Deer Advocate and the Red Deer Express.

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Alberta Newspaper: The U of A’s Gateway Celebrates its 103nd Birthday

The Gateway NewspaperThe Gateway is the official student newspaper at the University of Alberta. It is published most Wednesdays during the academic year (with three issues during the spring/summer term) by the Gateway Student Journalism Society (GSJS), a student-run, autonomous, apolitical not-for-profit organization, operated in accordance with the Societies Act of Alberta.  The Gateway has been published continuously since November 21, 1910 to provide a fair, reliable, and clear source of information, focused mainly, but not exclusively, on issues which directly affect students.

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Western Catholic Reporter to Change Publishing Frequency & Launch Subscription Service

Western-Catholic-ReporterThe Western Catholic Reporter announced it will undergo the most extensive changes in its nearly 50-year history in January, 2014. The WCR will change from a weekly to a biweekly newspaper, publishing 24 issues a year, instead of the current 44, will require readers to pay a $30-a-year subscription fee in order to receive the newspaper and create a stronger online presence with new website and social media initiatives. The newspaper is not going away; people will still be able to receive it if they purchase a subscription.

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Alberta Newspaper: The Gauntlet, University of Calgary Student Newspaper

Gauntlet Newspaper U of CThe Gauntlet is the official student newspaper of the University of Calgary and published since 1960 most Thursdays throughout the year by the Gauntlet Publications Society, an autonomous, incorporated body. Membership in the society is open to undergraduate students at the University but all members of the university community are encouraged to contribute articles and story ideas.

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Camrose Booster Newspaper Co-Founder Berdie Fowler Made Things Happen

Berdie-Fowler From Edmonton Journal by Bill Mah, October 19, 2013: “When B.H. (Berdie) Fowler co-founded a small-town newspaper with her husband, it was his dream, but it became her lifelong passion. The co-founder and editor of the Camrose Booster filed her last weekly column just a few weeks before she died on Sept. 24 at age 93.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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