The Chronicle Herald announced Thursday it is stopping publication of the Cape Breton Star immediately.
The weekly community newspaper was launched in 2014. According to a written statement by the Chronicle Herald, the paper used to receive community support but “recently these circumstances have changed and the traction gained has come up against a prevailing headwind of union sympathy in industrial Cape Breton.”
Unionized employees with the Chronicle Herald have been on strike since January 23, with the two sides unable to reach a contract agreement. The union has said the company was looking to make 1,200 changes to their contract, which would effectively bust their union.