More? Sweeping Vancouver Sun and Province cutbacks imminent
Staff at The Vancouver Sun and The Province learned today that the newspapers will be implementing more drastic staff cuts, according to an internal memo obtained by The Vancouver Observer.
"We are all in this together and we are all fighting not only for the future of The Vancouver Sun and The Province, but for the lives and well-being of our families," Pacific Newspaper Group publisher and president Gordon Fisher wrote in the letter, pointing to industry decline and the need to address "complex challenges."
Fisher announced the company will be "aggressively" cutting costs.
"Now I know that all of this has the unfortunate result of taking all our minds off what we are here to do," he wrote..."But I echo what Paul Godfrey has said numerous times to us all, we must focus not on the nostalgic past, but on the urgent need for change."
The memo was provided to the Vancouver Observer by a reliable source whose identity will not be disclosed at their request.