Calgary Herald

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Calgary Herald

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The Calgary Herald newspaper in Calgary, Alberta began as a weekly paper, the Calgary Herald, Mining and Ranche Advocate and General Advertiser, on August 31, 1883. It was published by Andrew M. Armour and Thomas B. Braden 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. The publisher's name was changed to Herald Publishing Co. Ltd. in 1888, and 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. The weekly paper appeared under various names throughout its history, and ceased publication on September 29, 1932. The daily's name was changed to the Calgary Herald in February 1939, and continues to be published. For further information see Diane Howard's entry, "Calgary Herald", in Encyclopedia of the Great Plains / James R. Wishart, ed. -- Lincoln/London : University of Nebraska Press, 2004, p. 507-508; and From Canvas Walls to Marble Halls : A History of the First Thirty Years of the Calgary Herald / Sydney Suissa. -- unpublished BA Honours thesis, University of Calgary, 1983.


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