Le Voyageur

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Le Voyageur
Typeweekly newspaper
Owner(s)Le5 Communications
PublisherPaul Lefebvre
EditorJulien Cayouette
FoundedJune 12, 1968
HeadquartersSudbury, Ontario

Le Voyageur is a weekly community newspaper in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, serving the city's Franco-Ontarian community. The newspaper was launched on June 12, 1968, shortly after the demise of the region's earlier francophone community newspaper L'Ami du peuple,[1] and is distributed throughout Northeastern Ontario.

In 2008, the paper hosted the national conference of the Association de la presse francophone du Canada.[2] In 2009, the paper expanded its web presence to publish daily news updates.[3] Then-editor Pascale Castonguay was also selected by the Alliance des radios communautaires du Canada and the Association de la presse francophone du Canada as a correspondent covering the 2010 Winter Olympics for over 250 francophone newspapers and radio stations across Canada.[4]

In 2011, the paper was purchased from its prior owners, Carole Dubé and Réjean Grenier,[5] by Le5 Communications, the owner of the city's francophone radio station CHYC-FM;[6] the transaction also made it a sister publication to L'Express de Timmins, which was launched by Le5 in 2010.

In 2013, Le5 merged the two publications into an expanded region-wide newspaper, covering Sudbury, Timmins, Chapleau, Wawa, Cochrane, Iroquois Falls, Kapuskasing, Hearst, West Nipissing, French River and the Timiskaming region, under the banner Le Voyageur — La voix du Nord.[7]

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  1. ^ C.M. Wallace and Ashley Thomson, Sudbury: Rail Town to Regional Capital. Dundurn Press, 1993. ISBN 1-55002-170-2.
  2. ^ "Sudbury and the newspaper Le Voyageur to host conference of the Association de la presse francophone du Canada". APF, July 7, 2008.
  3. ^ "French newspaper re-launches website". Northern Life, October 22, 2009.
  4. ^ "Le Voyageur staffer heading to Vancouver". Sudbury Star, May 25, 2009.
  5. ^ "Sudbury - L'hebdomadaire Le Voyageur est vendu". Radio-Canada, May 18, 2011.
  6. ^ "Sudbury's French newspaper Le Voyageur sold". Points North (CBCS-FM), May 20, 2011.
  7. ^ "Le Voyageur expanding". Morning North (CBCS-FM), April 18, 2013.

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