Chetwynd Echo to close

The Chetwynd Echo will publish its last edition Jan. 6, 2016.

The weekly newspaper announced Monday afternoon it would be closing after more than 50 years in operation.

"It is with great sadness and dismay the owners and staff of the Chetwynd Echo are announcing the closure of the Biggest Little Paper in the Peace," the paper said in a statement posted to Facebook.

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The newspaper said it would post more information in the coming days about the closure. Editor Naomi Larsen could not be immediately reached for comment.

"Despite the whole-hearted and incredibly dedicated efforts of the newspaper’s two remaining staff (the Echo once had a thriving staff of six), declining circulation, subscriptions, and advertising revenues have forced the doors to shut on the community’s only and longest running newspaper," the statement continued.

The paper started in 1959.

More to come.

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