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SaltWire Network is ending the Monday print edition for four Atlantic Canada newspapers.

The Chronicle Herald in Halifax, The Cape Breton Post in Sydney, N.S., The Guardian in Charlottetown and The Telegram in St. John’s will no longer have a Monday print edition.

The media company cites increasing inflation on print operations and rising fuel costs as some of the factors in the decision.

Chief operating officer Ian Scott said in a statement on Monday that the media company was “responding to the market demand for how and where people want to see their content.”

“We’ve had at least six [price] increases this year, whereas we would have seen two [increases] in the preceding two years,” Scott said of the price of paper in an interview Tuesday.

“Our audience size is very significantly larger online than it is [for] the printed paper and the Monday [edition] is the smaller of the printed editions,” Scott added.

He said that the move will lower costs for the company, but will not affect staffing at the four newsrooms.

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