North Bay Nugget

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North Bay Nugget
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Postmedia
Publisher Dan Johnson
Founded 1907
Language English
Headquarters 259 Worthington Street, North Bay, Ontario P1B 8 J6
Circulation 11,505 weekdays
12,127 Saturdays in 2011[1]

The North Bay Nugget is a daily newspaper in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. The paper is currently owned by Postmedia.[2]

The paper was launched in 1907 as the Cobalt Nugget, during the silver boom at Cobalt, Ontario.[3] It was acquired by businessmen Harry Browning and W. G. Ferguson within a few months.[4] Initially a weekly, it was expanded into a daily paper in 1909,[4] and Browning was a founding member of Canadian Press when that cooperative was founded in 1917.[4] Following the end of the Cobalt boom, Browning moved the paper to North Bay in 1921;[4] he then sold it to W. E. Mason, the owner of the Sudbury Star, in 1922, and moved to Sudbury in 1927 to become managing editor of the Star.[4] Mason remained the Nugget's owner until his death in 1948,[5] following which an employee buyout purchased it from his estate.[6] It was acquired by Southam Newspapers in 1956.[7]

Southam acquired the Thomson Newspapers chain in 1996, reuniting the Nugget and the Star under common ownership.[8] The papers were both sold to Osprey Media in 2001,[9] and to Sun Media in 2007.[10] In 2015, Postmedia acquired Sun Media.[11]

See also


  1. ^ "Daily Newspaper Circulation Statement for the 12 Month Period Ended December 2011". Toronto: Canadian Circulations Audit Board. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Postmedia, Quebecor and what's involved in the media deal". Canadian Press, October 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "North Bay Nugget Observes 26th Birthday". The Globe and Mail, January 25, 1935.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Harry S. Browning: Printer Joined Cobalt Rush, Founded Paper"]. The Globe and Mail, April 6, 1963.
  5. ^ "Sudbury Star Owner's Estate Is $1,652,382". The Globe and Mail, August 25, 1948.
  6. ^ "Employees Buy North Bay Nugget; Publisher's Idea". The Globe and Mail, August 31, 1948.
  7. ^ W. H. Kesterton, A History of Journalism in Canada. McGill-Queen's University Press, 1967. ISBN 9780773595163. p. 78.
  8. ^ "Southam has nod from Power to buy Thomson papers: 'Adding good assets wonderful': Desmarais". The Globe and Mail, May 13, 1995.
  9. ^ "Bulk of Hollinger's Ontario papers sold to Sifton family". The Globe and Mail, August 1, 2001.
  10. ^ "Quebecor seeks Osprey to vault into first place; Takeover would create biggest newspaper firm". Toronto Star, June 2, 2007.
  11. ^ "Quebecor turns focus to wireless; Sale of English-language newspapers leaves it more Quebec-centric". Ottawa Citizen, October 7, 2014.

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