The Record (Sherbrooke, Que.)

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The Record (Sherbrooke, Que.)

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The Sherbrooke Daily Record was founded 9 February 1897 in Sherbrooke by Leonard S. Channell. The newspaper became The Record in November 1979. From its beginning, this anglophone daily newspaper had a regional interest which offered readers a variety of columns. In 1904, it absorbed the Sherbrooke Examiner and in 1906 the Sherbrooke Gazette. When Channell died in 1909, the ownership of the newspaper was transferred to his wife. In 1930, the paper was purchased by Alfred Wood and, from 1936 to 1968, it was owned by the Bassett family. In August 1968, the newspaper was sold to Ivan Saunders and Robert Stafford of Progressive Communications. At the time, Saunders had been in charge of the Sherbrooke Daily Record since 1948. In June 1969, the newspaper was sold again to Conrad Black, Peter White, and David Radler; it was renamed ''Sherbrooke Record'' in July of the same year. In 1977, the newspaper was sold to George McLaren and associates of Townships Communications. It was to reflect better the entire area that the newspaper served that they rebaptised it ''The Record'' eliminating the word ''Sherbrooke". Ten years later, Pierre Péladeau, owner of Éditions Québécor, acquired The Record. In 1999, Conrad Black, Peter White, and David Radler re-acquired the newspaper for Hollinger Corporation.


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