|Owner(s)||FP Canadian Newspapers|
|Founded||January 19, 1882|
The Brandon Sun is a Monday through Saturday newspaper printed in Brandon, Manitoba. It is the primary newspaper of record for western Manitoba and includes substantial political, crime, business and sports news. The Brandon Sun also publishes a weekly Community News Edition featuring local columns and events listings that is distributed free to the entire city.
It was founded by Will White, with the first edition being printed on January 19, 1882. After some time under a board of directors, J.B. Whitehead purchased the majority of shares in 1903, and took full control in 1911. He ran the paper until 1937 when his son Ernest C. Whitehead took it over. The Whitehead family controlled the Brandon Sun until 1987, when it was sold to Thomson Newspapers, who owned it until 2001.
Over the years, it has been recognized as being among the best of small city daily newspapers in Canada. In a feature story on the paper, Maclean's magazine referred to it as "the Cadillac of Canada's small dailies."
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