Kingston Whig-Standard

Kingston Whig-Standard
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Postmedia
Publisher Ron Laurin
Editor Steve Serviss
Founded 1926
Headquarters 6 Cataraqui Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 4Z7
Circulation 21,850 weekdays
24,008 Saturdays in 2011[1]
ISSN 1197-4397

The Kingston Whig-Standard is a newspaper in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. It is published daily, except on Sunday. It publishes a mix of community, national and international news and is currently owned by Postmedia. It has ISSN 1197-4397.[2]

The Saturday edition of The Whig features a life and entertainment section, which includes a travel section, restaurant reviews, a section for kids and colour comics.


The British Whig was founded in 1834 by Edward John Barker (1799–1884).[3] It merged in 1926 with the Kingston Daily Standard (founded 1908) to become the Kingston Whig-Standard. The word "Kingston" was dropped from the name in 1973, but was reinstated in the early 1990s. The present publication is Canada's oldest continuously published daily newspaper. (The first Canadian daily is the now defunct Montreal Daily Advertiser.[4])

See also


  1. "Daily Newspaper Circulation Statement for the 12 Month Period Ended December 2011". Toronto: Canadian Circulations Audit Board. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  2. "The Kingston Whig-standard.".; Kingston Whig-Standard. Kingston: WorldCat The Kingston Whig-Standard. ISSN 1197-4397. OCLC 29970221. Retrieved 28 November 2011. External link in |work= (help)
  3. Press Publishing Company (1903). The Newspaper Reference Book of Canada: Embracing Facts and Data Regarding Canada and Biographical Sketches of Representative Canadian Men. pp. 322–3.
  4. Hopkins, J. Castell (1898). An historical sketch of Canadian literature and journalism. Toronto: Lincott. p. 221. ISBN 0665080484.

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