|Editor||Troy Turner (last editor of the daily newspaper)|
|Founded||April 4, 1900|
|Headquarters||106 West Street, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada|
The Western Star is a weekly newspaper published Wednesdays in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and also serving Stephenville and the Bay of Islands, Bay St. George and Humber Valley areas.
The paper was founded in 1900in Curling, as a weekly newspaper. It became a daily in 1954, and is the only daily newspaper in western Newfoundland, and also has readers outside its main coverage area in Labrador. On April 13, 2017, Transcontinental announced that it had sold all of its newspapers in Atlantic Canada to SaltWire Network, a newly formed parent company of The Chronicle Herald .
SaltWire Network announced April 10, 2019 that The Western Star would change from a paid daily newspaper to a free weekly community paper.The last daily paper was delivered April 10, 2019, and the new weekly model was to begin April 17, 2019. The building in Corner Brook was already in the process of being sold, and about 30 employees were to be laid off as printing operations moved from Corner Brook to St. John's. Plans were announced for many remaining employees to work from home, similar to SaltWire's announced changes of 2018 at another Newfoundland newspaper, The Carbonear Compass.
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