HALIFAX -- Canada's oldest independent newspaper has bought the newspaper assets of Transcontinental Media in Atlantic Canada. The Halifax Chronicle Herald said Thursday that a new company, SaltWire Network, will comprise 27 Transcontinental newspapers, the novanewsnow.com website and the Herald's own publications.

Here are the Transcontinental newspapers included in the deal, according to SaltWire Network:

  • The Advertiser (Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L.)
  • Amherst News, (Amherst, N.S.)
  • The Annapolis Valley Register (Kentville, N.S.)
  • The Aurora (Labrador City, N.L.)
  • The Gander Beacon (Gander, N.L.)
  • Cape Breton Post, (Sydney, N.S.)
  • The Citizen Record, (Amherst, N.S.)
  • Colchester Weekly News, (Truro, N.S.)
  • The Compass, (Carbonear, N.L.)
  • The Guardian, (Charlottetown, P.E.I.)
  • The Gulf News, (Port aux Basques, N.L.)
  • The Journal-Pioneer, (Summerside, P.E.I.)
  • The Labradorian, (Labrador, N.L.)
  • The News, (New Glasgow, N.S.)
  • The Northern Pen, (St. Anthony, N.L.)
  • The Nor'wester, (Springdale, N.L.)
  • The Packet, (Clarenville, N.L.)
  • The Pilot, (Lewisporte, N.L.)
  • The Queens County Advance, (Liverpool, N.S.)
  • Sackville Tribune Post, (Sackville, N.B.)
  • The Southern Gazette, (Marystown, N.L.)
  • The Telegram, (St. John's, N.L.)
  • The Tri-County Extra, (Yarmouth, N.S.)
  • Tri-County Vanguard, (Yarmouth, N.S.)
  • Truro Daily News, (Truro, N.S.)
  • Valley Journal Advertiser, (Kentville, N.S.)
  • The Western Star, (Corner Brook, N.L)

The deal also includes the website novanewsnow.com (Kentville, N.S.)

The following printing plants are now owned by SaltWire Network Inc.:

  • Austin Dr. in St. John's, N.L.
  • Columbus Dr. in St. John's, N.L.
  • West St. in Corner Brook, N.L.
  • George St. in Sydney, N.S.