As of March 3, there is no longer a daily newspaper printed in Windsor, Canada — but what will happen to the Windsor Star’s archives is still up in the air.
The Starway Printing Facility, that has printed the Windsor Star since 1996, has been shut down by the paper’s parent company, Postmedia. Printing operations have been moved to Toronto to cut costs; over 75 jobs were lost due to the transition.
Unifor Local 517-G President, Colin Brian, worked as a press operator at the Windsor Star production plant for nearly three decades. He appeared in front of the Windsor city council on Feb. 27, raising concern about the Windsor Star archive collection, which remains in the Starway Printing Facility at this time.