Local Xpress

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Local Xpress
Local Xpress logo colour.png
Type Online newspaper
Publisher Halifax Typographical Union
Founded January 30, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-01-30)
City Halifax, Nova Scotia
Website https://twitter.com/xpress_local

Local Xpress is an online newspaper based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was founded in 2016 by 57 members of the Halifax Typographical Unit's newsroom unit while striking from The Chronicle Herald, the city's daily newspaper.[1] The writers work on a volunteer basis. The Herald continues to publish using strikebreakers writing anonymously.

The strike began on 23 January 2016. Local Xpress was launched a week later, initially with a blog-like interface. In May, as the strike dragged on, the website was revamped as a full-service online newspaper in partnership with Village Media, an Ontario digital media company. It now aims to compete with the Herald, expanding to offer national and international news, event listings, columnists, weather, and other features.[2]

The strikers stated that if the strike is resolved, Local Xpress will be shut down.[2] In the latest round of bargaining, Herald management demanded that the strikers not only close the Local Xpress, but also hand over all content produced during the strike, as well as the Local Xpress URL, to the Herald.[3] Their website was closed in August, 2017.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Bradshaw, James (19 May 2016). "Striking Halifax Chronicle journalists amp up parallel publication efforts". The Globe and Mail. 
  2. ^ a b Luck, Shaina (19 May 2016). "Local Xpress launches full-service news site to compete with Chronicle Herald". CBC News. 
  3. ^ Kimber, Stephen (21 November 2016). "'Make Never,' Grant Machum and 'Graham Dennis isn't around to save you anymore'". Halifax Examiner. 
  4. ^ Local Xpress Twitter account

External links

  • Local Xpress Twitter account

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