The Calgary Herald
is a daily newspaper published in the Canadian
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city of Calgary
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The paper was first published on August 31, 1883 by Andrew Armour and Thomas Braden as The Calgary Herald, Mining and Ranche Advocate and General Advertiser
. It started as a weekly paper with only four pages created on a handpress. The operation was small, with a tent by the junction of the Bow
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rivers serving as the office. This continued 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. Eventually the publisher's name was changed to Herald Publishing Co. Ltd. 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.It was not until fall 1983 that it was published seven days a week. The Calgary Daily's name was changed to the Calgary Herald in February 1939, and continued to be published as an afternoon paper until April 1985. Since then it has been delivered in the mornings. In November 2000, the Herald
became part of the Southam Newspapers (now Canwest News Service division of CanWest Global Communications
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also publishes Neighbours
, a weekly community newspaper that is distributed with the Herald
in some (but not all) parts of Calgary, and Swerve
, a weekly magazine-style pullout. In the spring of 2005, the Herald
joined several other CanWest Global affiliates in launching Dose
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, a free daily newspaper targeted at 20-something commuters; it was discontinued as a print publication after a year.
On November 8, 1999, recently-unionized staff at the Herald
, including reporters, went on strike. The strike lasted until July 2000, during which many longtime Herald
reporters left the newspaper. While some accepted a severance package, others returned to work on the condition that the union be dissolved. Many seasoned journalists were replaced by inexperienced staff and it took several years for the Herald
to rebuild its readership after the strike. Former Herald
staff who left during or as a result of the strike can be found working for other publications, most notably the weekly business-oriented publication Business Edge