The Bancroft Times joins White Pine Media
The Bancroft Times newspaper has come under new ownership, joining other local papers associated with White Pine Media.
The purchase was made official on Friday, June 15.
White Pine Media includes the Haliburton County Echo, Minden Times and County Life as well as Bancroft This Week.
“Our recent purchase is an investment in local media and an affirmation of our belief in community newspapers,” said David Zilstra, publisher.
“We are honoured to be carrying on the legacy of The Bancroft Times paper and look forward to the opportunity to continue serving the readers of both papers in the years to come,” he said.
The Bancroft Times was established in 1894 and has been owned by the Walker family for decades.
“I’ve been here for 53 years myself,” said Dave Walker, publisher and editor of The Bancroft Times, who sold the paper on June 15. He has been working at The Bancroft Times since he was a teenager.
Walker said he was pleased that the paper would continue under its original title and welcomed “new ideas and new people” maintaining the tradition of The Bancroft Times.
Both papers will continue to publish stories important to the community, Zilstra said. Bringing the staff of the two papers together will allow for wider coverage of events and more variety for the reader.