Halifax Chronicle Herald to stop publishing Sunday edition

HALIFAX – The Halifax Chronicle Herald has confirmed it will stop publishing its Sunday edition next month.

Mark Lever, president and CEO of the 189-year-old daily newspaper, says its Saturday edition and online presence on Sunday will be expanded as of April 20.

Lever says the changes are part of a larger redesign of the newspaper, which includes the addition of new columnists, a greater emphasis on local coverage and closer links with online content.

He says there will be a redistribution of resources but no job losses are expected.

The Chronicle Herald is the most widely circulated newspaper in the Atlantic region and the largest independently owned newspaper company in Canada.

Its Sunday edition first appeared 15 years ago in response to growing competition from the Halifax Daily News, which folded five years ago.