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Canadan Sanomat

Canadan Sanomat was a weekly Finnish language newspaper in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. It was headquartered in the Finnish Labour Temple. The paper was published by Vapaa Sana Press Ltd. Canadan Sanomat was launched by Aarre Ertolahti, who had been employed at Canadan Uutiset during its final phase as well as briefly in the 1970s. Dating back to 1915, Canadan Uutiset had been published in Thunder Bay. Earlier it had been close to the League of Loyal Finns (a right wing Finnish central organization in Canada, opposed to the Finnish Organization of Canada). However, for decades, Canadan Uutiset had been a Finnish community paper in Thunder Bay, without appreciable political color. Nationally, Canadan Uutiset was a competitor to the Toronto-based Vapaa Sana. In 1995, Canadan Uutiset was bought by a Florida-based Finnish newspaper owner. The entire "Uutiset Group" of newspapers ran into difficulties though and Canadan Uutiset closed down after the Christmas issue came out in December 2000. Canadan Sanomat was founded in April 2001 after an interim period with no Finnish language paper being published in Thunder Bay. In 2004, Vapaa Sana Press Ltd. (the publisher of Vapaa Sana, Toronto) purchased the Canadan Sanomat publication rights. Vapaa Sana Press Ltd. has continued the publi... ()

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Fischer | Data Science ID: NEWSPAPERS:1899, Added: 07/15/2019