North Shore Outlook shutting down
Three editorial staff will be laid off with the closure of Glacier Media’s North Shore Outlook. The newspaper will publish its last edition on March 27.
By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor
Three editorial staff will be laid off with the closure of Glacier Media’s North Shore Outlook.
The B.C. weekly newspaper, which publishes in West Vancouver and North Vancouver, will publish its last edition on March 27, reporter Michaela Garstin told J-Source. Editor Justin Beddall and reporter Maria Spitale-Leisk will be let go, in addition to Garstin.
“We were told yesterday that all editorial is being laid off but some sales people are staying on with Glacier,” Garstin said. “We’re all very sad to see it go.”
So that's it for the @nsoutlook. Last day of production is in two weeks. #northvan #westvan
— Michaela Garstin (@MichaelaGarstin) March 13, 2014
It's a sad day, but I'm grateful for the support from my colleagues in the industry.
— Maria Spitale-Leisk (@MariaSpitale) March 13, 2014
J-Source was not immediately able to reach publisher Doug Foot or Glacier Media for comment.
Earlier this year, Glacier shut down Kamloops Daily News after more than 80 years of publication due to declining revenues and an inability to reduce expenses. The company also merged Dawson Creek Daily News, one of its B.C. publications, into the Alaska Highway News on Feb. 3.
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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.