British Columbia’s newspaper industry has been dealt another major blow, with layoffs across the province and a much-loved local Vancouver paper halting both print and online publication indefinitely on Thursday.

The Vancouver Courier, a well-known newspaper now published by Glacier Media Group and founded in 1908, is “suspending publication until further notice,” according to a statement published on its website.

The news follows “temporary layoffs” that have hit all newspapers "across the province" run by another B.C. publisher, Black Press, according to a March 25 report in the Vernon Morning Star. The southern interior newspaper also said it was moving to one print edition a week.

Jody Wilson-Raybould, the Independent MP for Vancouver-Granville and a former justice minister and attorney general, told National Observer it was sad to see the Courier shutting down its print edition.

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