Alberta weekly shuts down

After 46 years of publication, the Quebecor-owned Jasper Booster has ceased publication.

The company cited shrinking ad revenues, rising costs and “increasing challenges in the newspaper industry” as reasons for shutting down the paper.

Sun Media executive vice-president of operations Craig Martin said:

“It was a very difficult decision to cease publication in such a wonderful and picturesque community, but the reality is, the business model no longer made sense in the current economic environment.”

According to a CBC report, the mayor of Jasper said the closure means three full-time and two part-time jobs are lost.

One weekly paper remains in Jasper, The Fitzhugh.