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May 13, 2013 17:00 ET

The Gleaner of Huntingdon Turns 150!

HUNTINGDON, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - May 13, 2013) - The Sun Media Corporation, a subsidiary of Quebecor Media, is proud to announce the 150th anniversary of its bilingual community newspaper The Gleaner, the third oldest weekly in Canada whose presence over the years testifies to the significant role it plays in the life of the Haut-Saint-Laurent (Upper Saint Lawrence) region.

"For 150 years, The Gleaner has not only been a source of news in the Châteauguay Valley, but also a link between families, friends, and businesses in the whole region," says Sheri Graham, managing editor of the weekly. That's why its history is being highlighted in a "Souvenir Issue," a memorable collaborative project that includes photos from yesteryear with bilingual captions, old advertisements from the period, the major stories of the past 150 years, and the coverage of current affairs, all conceived and written by the large Gleaner team of the past and present united.

Today, the Sun Media Corporation is proud to celebrate this historic moment with the population of Haut-Saint-Laurent by inaugurating, together with the Alfred-Langevin Cultural Hall, a commemorative exhibition of the 150-year history of The Gleaner. The exhibition, open to the public until June 2, showcases the original press used to print the first issue of The Gleaner in 1863 as well as other objects of historical association with the weekly, including the hard copies of all the issues printed in 1863, a series of local photos bringing back memories of the past 150 years, and several other souvenirs.

"It's a great source of pride and honour to celebrate the 150th anniversary of The Gleaner as it's a historic moment. The longevity of the weekly and its success are in large part due to its readers and advertisers as well as its many devoted and loyal employees, who worked long and hard through the years to make all this possible. I would especially like to thank its managing editor Sheri Graham, whose commitment and passion for more than 20 years deserve mention. The Gleaner is more than a weekly. It's a love affair," says Lyne Robitaille, Executive Vice President of the Sun Media Corporation in Quebec.

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Sun Media Corporation, a subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is Canada's largest newspaper publisher, based on the circulation of paid and free newspapers, publishing over 15.1 million copies each week. With 36 paid-circulation daily newspapers and 6 free dailies in 9 of the 10 largest urban markets in Canada, each with its own dedicated web site, and almost 200 community newspapers, shopping guides, and other specialty publications, Sun Media Corporation's English and French-language newspapers and web sites make it a leading provider of local news and information. Sun Media Corporation regroups the activities of Osprey Media and Canoe.ca, an integrated enterprise offering e-commerce, information, and communication services that operates a network of Internet portals that attracts 10.5 million unique visitors per month in Canada, including 5.7 million in Quebec. Sun Media Corporation also provides a range of commercial printing and related services as well as distribution services for newspapers, flyers, and magazines.

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