The print edition of Ottawa's alternative arts weekly (x)Press is being shut down, CBC News has learned.


CBC News has learned that the print edition of Ottawa's (x)Press is being shut down. (CBC)

Sources said a formal announcement will be made after the long weekend.

The news comes just weeks after the paper's owner — Quebec-based Communications Voir — stopped printing several of its other weeklies earlier this month.

On its website, the company said those weeklies will continue to publish content online.

Details on what this will mean for staff at (x)Press are not yet known. What's also unknown is whether last Thursday's edition was their last.

(x)Press was founded in the mid 1990s and has been serving up a mix of arts news since.

In 2001 the paper was sold to Communications Voir and saw a reduction in the number of pages it ran each week.

The paper's office recently moved to Somerset Street West in Chinatown.

Check the CBC's website in the coming days for more on this story as it develops.