CBC Ottawa News: Former Ottawa community newspaper owner plans to bring papers back

Andrew Foot, CBC News

Michael Wollock working to relaunch community papers in south and west end.

Michael Wollock was visiting family in New Zealand when he heard of the plans to shut down 15 community newspapers in eastern Ontario.

“The daily newspaper, which was supposed to represent communities, was basically turned off …. And I got angry,” he said Thursday.

“When I get angry I do something about it.”

The 63-year-old ran a chain of eight community newspapers in Ottawa in the 1990s and early 2000s before he saw the Metroland newspaper company coming.

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