Canwest launches redesigned websites

Amid all the cutbacks and financial woes, Canwest launched new websites for its ten daily newspapers across the country.

The Victoria Times-Colonist, Vancouver Sun, The Province, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald, Regina Leader-Post, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Windsor Star, Ottawa Citizen and The Gazette in Montreal have all been relaunched with the same basic template design.

The editor of each paper wrote a letter to readers introducing the changes and there is a Flash tour of the new sites. Citizen editor Drew Gragg wrote:

“Our new design is cleaner. Navigating it is more intuitive, which means it will be easier for you to find the news and information you want, faster. A wider format lets us deliver bigger photos and text, and requires less scrolling.

We can now offer more of the news and information that’s relevant to you, whether you’re after local breaking news, sports updates, arts and entertainment events, or any manner of lifestyle advice.

You’ll also have more opportunities to post your own views on stories and to see what your neighbours think about local issues.”