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Nelson down to one paper: Express closes

January 5, 2011

Six months ago Nelson had three papers. Within a month it will have but one.

Former editor Chris Shepherd of the Nelson Post (an online news site) is reporting that the Express will publish its last issue on Feb. 22. Shepherd, who edited the Express for two years between 2007 and 2009, writes that the Express is a 22-year-old newspaper that began as a monthly before becoming a weekly newspaper after two years.

From Shepherd:

The Express newspaper will close its doors early next month.

The paper is one of the last independent newspapers in the province, owned and operated by Nelson resident Nelson Becker. The Express has started notifying advertisers and businesses there will be two final issues: Wednesday, Jan. 19 and Wednesday, Feb. 2.

Becker has said he will speak with the media next week.


Remaining news outlets in Nelson include the Black Press-owned Nelson Star (which is now edited by the former editor of the Daily News), Post and sister site News in the Kootenays, the Nelson Daily (a site run by two former Daily News reporters) and a pair of radio stations, the Bridge, KBS Radio and Kootenay Coop Radio.

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