Several Lower Mainland community newspapers, including the Langley Advance, will change hands as of March 2, 2015.
An agreement between Black Press and Glacier Media (currently owner of the Advance) included purchase of the Tri Cities News, Burnaby News Leader, Richmond Review, and New Westminster News Leader by Glacier, while the Advance, the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Times, and the Surrey Now join Black Press.
Related publications and digital properties are included in the sales.
â€œWeâ€™re sad to be leaving colleagues and friends,â€ said Alvin Brouwer, president of Lower Mainland Publishing (LMP), part of the Glacier Media Group, when the announcement was made to Langley Advance staff on Wednesday.
The sale is final on March 2, and no changes can be made until then.
Brouwer said the Advance has been â€œan important partâ€ of LMP, and added that he is confident of a solid future for the Advance under Black Press management.