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Chronicle Journal

Chronicle Journal

Media Outlet: The Chronicle Journal
Founded: 1972
Aliases: None
Type: Daily Newspaper (Broadsheet)
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, United States
Channel(s): None
News Network Affiliation: None
Former Affiliation(s): None
Owner: Continental Newspapers Canada, Ltd.

About Chronicle Journal

Initially named Animikie (thunder) by the indigenous people, others that settled later would call the area Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay gets it start as a fur trading town, and by the late 1800s, mining replaced fur trading as the area’s primary industry. Today, the town is a diverse one whose economy is rooted in the railroads, public works, and street railways that encouraged and promoted industry, much less made the city an attractive, modern place to live.

Just as Thunder Bay defines itself, the precursor to the Chronicle Journal appeared on the scene to report on events as they unfolded. Today, the Chronicle Journal covers local, regional, national, and international news, in addition to sports and entertainment. Thunder Bay residents can catch up on the news either by picking up a print copy or accessing the paper online at

Chronicle Journal History

This paper would be formed by the merging of two of the areas larger papers. The Chronicle Journal would not start taking shape and form until 1899 when it became The Daily Times-Journal, which was the result of merging of The Fort William Journal and Thunder Bay Mining News.

At the same time, The Chronicle and the Evening Chronicle turned into News-Chronicle, and by 1916, it had merged with the Daily News to become the Daily News-Chronicle early that same year. Later that year, the paper dropped the “Daily” from the name becoming the News-Chronicle. The News-Chronicle would cover the news for almost 40 years when it would be purchased by Thompson Newspapers, Ltd in 1955.

The papers would join in 1972 when the Daily Times-Journal and the News-Chronicle would merge, each taking a portion of their names to become The Chronicle-Journal and The Times-News newspapers. Five years later, the paper would move to its current location on Cumberland Street. A new name and a new address were not the only changes, as the papers adopted compugraphic (new at the time) cold type equipment and a new Goss Urbanite press was used to publish the paper.

By 1985, the press would be updated to reflect the implementation of Hastech photocomposition technologies. These papers would combine to publish a Saturday edition in 1989 and launch a Sunday paper. The papers would not merge to become the Chronicle-Journal until 1996 when it completely revamped its system to reflect current technologies. The early part of the millennia was marked by a change in ownership for the paper when Horizon Publications, its current owner, purchased the paper. Today, the paper covers Thunder Bay, Ontario and has a circulation of just over 53,000.

Rooted in Thunder Bay history with eye on current events, the Chronicle-Journal is one of Ontario’s best sources of news. Get your business in the Chronicle-Journal by sending a press release. PR Distribution is partnered with the Chronicle-Journal and/or with their content syndication partner(s).


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