After more than 80 years in print Meadow Lake's oldest paper is being put to bed for good.
The Meadow Lake Progress issued its first copy in 1931 and this week the presses inked its last.
Paper officials said it was closing due to financial difficulties.
The newspaper changed business models several times trying to sustain itself. Most recently it made itself available for free.
Meadow Lake's Mayor, Gary Vidal, told CBC News the city will miss the paper in many ways.
"That newspaper is still the only, or the primary source, of certain mechanisms of communication," said Vidal.
"There are people that I know who have moved away from Meadow Lake who still get the paper 15, you know, 20 years later."
Now the community is left with one newspaper, The Northern Pride.
Vidal said the lack of competition will affect the city, because only one message will get out.
"So, I mean, nothing against the other paper, but their bias — if there is one — is going to be the dominant communication tool now," he continued.