Black Press, the largest publisher of independent newspapers in Canada, has purchased the Yukon News from former co-owners and publishers Steve Robertson and Barbara McLeod. Yukon News is a free paper based in Whitehorse with a twice-a-week publishing schedule on Wednesdays and Fridays. Black Press plans to invest in new hardware for the paper to facilitate colour printing and will retain all 30 current staff members, excluding Robertson and McLeod.
Black Press currently publishes 150 newspapers across the country in Alberta and B.C. as well as newspapers in Hawaii, Washington State and Ohio.