Canada Wide Media laid off 30 per cent of its staff, including 11 temporary layoffs beginning on April 1. Four employees worked for Vancouver Magazine and Western Living. There was at least one permanent layoff. Temporarily laid off staff returned to work on May 1. All staff are taking pay cuts and working reduced hours. Canada Wide Media owns nine brands.
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