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St. Catharines Standard

St. Catharines Standard
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Postmedia
Editor Wendy Metcalfe
Founded 1891
Language English
Headquarters 17 Queen Street, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 5G5
Circulation 17,801 weekdays
19,733 Saturdays in 2011[1]

The St. Catharines Standard is the prominent daily newspaper of the city of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.


The St. Catharines Standard was started in 1891, by W. B. Burgoyne. The Standard, located in St. Catharines, Ontario, is the largest daily newspaper in Niagara. It has published continuously since 1891.

Its focus is local news, and it includes national and international news, sports, entertainment and lifestyle reporting. The newspaper is a consistent winner of Ontario Newspaper Awards, along with other newspaper industry awards.

It was later purchased by Southam Newspapers and then Canwest Global Communications. Osprey Media took over as publisher for a number of years until June 1, 2007, when it was announced Quebecor would acquire the company and its newspapers for $355.5 million. In 2015, Quebecor's English language newspapers were sold to Postmedia.

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