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September 30, 2015 01:00pm

Longtime Mississauga News publisher Ron Lenyk passed away last month at 68 years old. Lenyk started at the News in 1970 as a reporter and went on to serve as publisher 31 years. Under his direction, the newspaper became the most profitable, award-winning suburban newspaper in Canada, winning hundreds of awards at the local, provincial, national and international levels. He later moved into management roles, first serving as South Peel regional publisher and vice-president of Metroland Media Group and then taking on the role of vice president newspaper strategic support for Torstar Corporation. Lenyk received numerous awards for his work over the course of his journalism career, including the CCNA Silver Quill Award in recognition of 25 years of outstanding service, the Ontario Community Newspapers Association’s President’s Award for Exemplary Service to the newspaper industry and, the Suburban Newspapers of America’s Dean S. Lesher Award, the highest award in suburban newspaper publishing in North America. Lenyk left the newspaper industry in 2011 to become the CEO for the Mississauga Living Arts Centre.

September 30, 2015 01:11am

Consumers continue to rate ads in traditional media as more trustworthy than ads that appear online according to a new study from Advertising Standards Canada (ASC). The ASC Research: Consumer Perspectives on Advertising 2015 report found that a majority of Canadians continue to feel positively about advertising and get value from the ads they read, hear and see.

September 29, 2015 06:25pm

Year to date light vehicle sales are up 2.3% due to the growth in the Light Truck category. In August alone Light Truck sales were up 10% over last year, compared to a drop of almost 9% in Passenger Car sales.

September 29, 2015 11:41am

Newspapers Canada has prepared a detailed report and a sample opinion/editorial piece designed to give CCNA members a detailed overview of the issues regarding government ad spending in non-daily newspapers. Publishers are invited customize and publish these materials in their own newspapers to help educate readers about why the federal government needs to invest in meaningful communication with citizens through community newspapers.

September 28, 2015 12:30am

Newspapers are encouraged to celebrate the power of the press during the 75th annual National Newspaper Week (NNW), taking place October 4 to 10. The weeklong initiative acknowledges the importance of daily and community newspapers in communities large and small across the country. On Saturday, October 10, newspapers will also take time to recognize the hardworking individuals who help deliver the news door to door on Carrier Appreciation Day. Newspapers Canada is pleased to provide a series of print and digital ads emphasizing the effectiveness of newspapers in delivering news and advertising. CNA and CCNA members are encouraged to download and publish these materials during NNW and promote the enduring strength of the newspaper industry.

September 28, 2015 12:25am

Maurice Cacho is joining the Toronto Star as the new deputy Wheels editor. Cacho was previously a producer and social media commentator with CTV News and a reporter for App Central. He has also worked for The Canadian Press and The Hamilton Spectator.

September 28, 2015 12:24am

Former Toronto Star business writer and political editor Alastair Dow died last week at age 77. Dow began his journalism career at the Toronto Telegram and later went on to work at the Globe and Mail before joining the Star in 1960. He earned two National Business Writing Awards while working as the paper’s business editor and served on the Ontario Press Council from 1972 to 1977.

September 28, 2015 12:20am

The Globe and Mail took home top prize in the Breaking News category at this year’s Online Journalism Awards. The Globe earned first place for its coverage of the shooting at the National War Memorial on Parliament Hill on October 22, 2014. Launched in 2000, the awards are administered by the Online News Association annually to recognize excellence in digital journalism.

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September 28, 2015 12:16am

In Ontario, Metroland Media Group has announced that it will cease the print edition of the North Bay Nipissing News. The final edition will be published on October 8.

September 28, 2015 12:13am

The Globe and Mail is welcoming Natalie McDuff to the paper as the national advertising sales manager in Montreal. She will be responsible for supporting the paper’s lifestyle properties, including Globe Style and Style Advisor.