Les Coops de l’information is embracing a 100% digital model, publishing its last weekly print editions on Dec. 30, as set out in the Quebec and Eastern Ontario regional media collective’s 2020 business plan. That includes Le Droit in Ottawa-Gatineau, Le Nouvelliste in Trois-Rivières, Le Quotidien in Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, Le Soleil in Quebec City, La Tribune in Sherbrooke, La Voix de l’Est in Granby and Les As de l’info, a website dedicated to youth. Les Coops de l’information will continue to produce print editions of its Mag Affaires in all six markets, citing content that stays relevant for longer. In anticipation of the end of weekly print editions, the Coops launched a voluntary departure program this summer with 125 workers signing up, representing about one third of the CN2i workforce.
Pattison Media has launched new digital portal everythinglifestyle.ca, featuring heath and wellness content, accompanied by “Choosing Wellness” podcast episodes produced by partner everythingpodcasts.com. The site features stories on everything from sleep apnea to workout advice, meditation, and moving past regret, accompanied by recipes sponsored by Jim Pattison Group-owned Save-On-Foods.