The Georgian hands on the torch

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The Georgian has held a special place in the community for over 44 years, telling your stories and covering local news in the Bay St. George area through its print edition as well as in recent years.

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On March 25, The Georgian will pass the torch to its sister publication, The Western Star, which will offer even more high-quality news from the Stephenville and Bay St. George area every day! The Georgian will publish for the last time March 24.

"We want to sincerely thank you, our readers and advertisers, for your support over the years," said Anita DeLazzer, Operations Manager.

"Your loyalty and contribution to The Georgian have allowed us to connect local people with what matters in their region and community. We will be very proud to hand on the torch to The Western Star, a well-established daily paper that was founded in 1900."

The Western Star will be extending its daily news coverage of the area and strengthening the voice of our community. The Western Star will continue to cover council meetings, print local events calendars, provide coverage to all sports and tell the stories of local people.

Troy Turner, Managing Editor of The Western Star, is committed to improving coverage in the Bay St. George area and welcoming the community to be a part of that coverage.

"We'd love to enhance the diverse coverage we already have in the region, and we want the entire area to continue to count on us to tell their stories and publish their community news and information," Mr. Turner said.

"From the schools to the service groups and councils, we're here to let the people know the news that matters most to them."

TC Media is committed to providing the most current and comprehensive news coverage in all regions of the province through its network of daily and weekly newspapers and websites.

To uphold that commitment, the company is excited to be redefining its presence in some communities. Besides strengthening The Western Star's position as this region's news leader, The Coaster is handing over the reins to The Advertiser, allowing it to become the communitynewspaper for the Coast of Bays. The Coaster will publish its last edition March 25.

With evolving media consumption and reading habits, the audience is also more engaged than ever through TC Media's digital platforms. You will find the same quality content on, a comprehensive online destination that will continue to feature trustworthy and engaging content from the Bay St. George area.

Frank Gale (, 649-4419) will continue to tell the stories that matter to the people of Bay St. George, and Marie Stagg (, 649-1974) will continue to assist local businesses with all their advertising needs.

For further information, please contact The Western Star's managing editor, Troy Turner, at 637-4667 or email

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  • Joseph Bonvie
    March 20, 2014 - 08:06

    Thank you for your dedication to our community. It is with sadness that we note the loss of the Georgian to the community.