01/22/2016 21:24 EST | Updated 01/22/2017 00:12 EST

Black Press shutters Nanaimo Daily News after 141 years of publishing

NANAIMO, B.C. — The Nanaimo Daily News will stop publishing next week, ending 141 years in business.

The newspaper on Vancouver Island made the announcement Friday on social media, thanking its advertisers and readers for their support on Facebook and Twitter.

The paper, which publishes five times a week, will close on Jan. 29.

Its website lists 10 staff members on its news team, including three reporters and a photographer.

Black Press bought the paper from Glacier Media in December 2014.

The media company also owns the Nanaimo News Bulletin, which publishes twice a week.

On its website, Black Press says it is the largest independently owned newspaper company in Canada, with operations in British Columbia and Alberta.

It also has holdings in Washington, Hawaii, California and Ohio, and employs 3,500 people.

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