Calgary Herald

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The Calgary Herald is a daily newspaper published in the Canadian city of Calgary, Alberta.


The paper was first published on August 31, 1883 by Andrew Armour and Thomas Braden as The Calgary Herald, Mining and Ranche Advocate and General Advertiser. It started as a weekly paper with only four pages created on a handpress. The operation was small, with a tent by the junction of the Bow and Elbow rivers serving as the office. This continued until November 26, 1884 when Hugh St. Quentin Cayley and his Herald Printing and Publishing Co. took over. Cayley also began publishing the Calgary Daily Herald, a daily version of the newspaper, on July 2, 1885. Eventually the publisher's name was changed to Herald Publishing Co. Ltd. In January 1908, the Southam Company purchased a majority interest. From February 1890 to August 1893 and December 1894 to September 1895, the weekly paper appeared as the Wednesday issue of the daily paper. Publication of the daily paper was suspended between September 21, 1893 and December 13, 1894.It was not until fall 1983 that it was published seven days a week. The Calgary Daily's name was changed to the Calgary Herald in February 1939, and continued to be published as an afternoon paper until April 1985. Since then it has been delivered in the mornings. In November 2000, the Herald became part of the Southam Newspapers (now Canwest News Service division of CanWest Global Communications).

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