Rob Munro, spokesman for Unifor, Local 2000, says it's best for everyone to cease operations quickly so people don't have to work in a demoralizing environment.
Publisher Tim Shoults has said he's saddened about the closure but that it was necessary because of declining revenues and a failure to sufficiently cut costs.
The paper, which has a circulation of nearly 27,000, announced Monday that it would cease publication after 80 years and that 55 part- and full-time employees would lose their jobs.
The closure comes three months after parent company Glacier Media (TSX:GVC) decided to contract out ad production to India and the Philippines for several B.C. newspapers.
The Kamloops Daily News has been the only daily paper in the city. (CHNL)