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Kanata councillor wants to set up alternative to soon-to-be closed paper

Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson is looking to set up a community news site to replace the _ Kanata Kourier-Standard _ , which is to be closed in January, writes Paul Adams, an _ iPolitics _ columnist.

The _ Kourier-Standard _ is closing along with _ Metro Ottawa _ and seven other Ottawa community newspapers previously owned by Torstar Corp., but swapped with Postmedia Network Canada Corp. in a deal that will see dozens of papers shuttered across Ontario.

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The front page of the Kanata Kourier-Standard on Nov. 23, 2017.[/caption]

Wilkinson plans to have a meeting in the new year to set up the new outlet, Adams writes, and she wants to build on the model followed by _ OttawaStart.com _ ’s sister site, _ StittsvilleCentral.ca _ !

_ Read more at ipolitics.ca… _