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Prince Albert
Monday, December 4, 2023

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The Prince Albert Daily Herald began as the Prince Albert Advocate weekly newspaper in 1894.

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 Thomson 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, Star News Publishing In.c purchased a group of newspapers in Saskatchewan, including the Prince Albert Daily Herald.

In December 2017, the Daily Herald announced a group of employees had reached a tentative agreement to buy the Daily Herald from Star News Publishing Inc., preventing the paper from folding.

On May 1, 2018, the deal was completed and the Prince Albert Daily Herald began operation under FolioJumpline Publishing Inc., owned and operated by its employees, publishing with a community focus.

The Daily Herald provides local news, arts and sports every day and publishes in print Tuesday to Saturday. 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 the Prince Albert area, and are proud to be a part of the local community.