CanWest unveils local search and directories

CanWest Mediaworks has announced plans to publish local directories, in print and online, in three cities. Ottawa is first on the schedule, with a directory to be launched this summer. Similar products will appear in Regina and Saskatoon early next year. According to the announcement: The Ottawa directory will offer consumers complete business listings, glossy print maps, […]

Canwest pulls out of Vancouver and Ottawa free papers

CanWest MediaWorks is pulling out of a partnership that publishes the free Metro newspapers in Vancouver and Ottawa. The two other partners in the papers — Torstar and Metro International SA — will now each own approximately half of the businesses. The two companies already jointly own the Metro editions in Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton. From a news […]

CanWest profit up, helped by 30% online ad growth

Winnipeg-based media giant CanWest Global on Friday reported strong results for the second quarter and half year ending February 28, helped by the surge in online advertising and a turn-around at the company’s Canadian television operations. The official announcement said: Publishing revenues were flat as compared to the prior year, reflecting a soft print advertising market […]