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Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Prince Albert Daily Herald began as the Prince Albert Advocate weekly newspaper in 1884.

In 1911, W.F. Herman, who later served as publisher of the Windsor DailyStar in Ontario, bought the Herald and made the switch to a daily newspaper. In one of the ironies of history, the exact date on which the Herald was first published as a daily has been lost.

As the community changed, so did the paper. In 1908, the paper became the Prince Albert Weekly Herald and went daily in 1911.

The paper was in local hands until 1949 when the Thompson Newspapers chain purchased the paper. In 1995, it was sold to the Hollinger chain and in 2000, it was sold to the CanWest chain. In 2002, it was sold to Montreal-based Transcontinental.

In June 2016, Roger Holmes, 100 per cent owner of Star News Publishing Inc., purhcased the Daily Herald and moved to Saskatchewan from Alberta.

The Daily Herald provides local news, arts and sports every day and publishes Tuesday to Saturday., with a weekly supplement, Rural Roots North. It is a community newspaper at heart that provides more than 50 local stories and photos per week. All employees of the Daily Herald live and work in Prince Albert.