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Manitoba Business: Brandon Sun

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This Brandon-based daily newspaper was founded in 1881 by William James White. The first edition was printed on 19 January 1882. The paper was sold in 1987 to FP Canadian Newspapers Limited after having been owned by three generations of the Whitehead family.

Business Locations

Year(s)

Address

1881-1913

?

1913-1965

24 Tenth Street, Brandon

1965-2022

501 Rosser Avenue, Brandon

2022-?

800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon

Publishers

Period

Publisher

1881-1884

William James White (1850-1940)

1884

C. H. Beaton

1884-1897

William James White (1850-1940)

1897-1900

?

1900-1903

Joseph Alexander Osborne (1861-1948)

1903-1937

Joseph Blyth Whitehead (1865-1941)

1941-1961

Ernest Christie Whitehead (1895-1961)

1961-1987

Lewis Davidson “Lew” Whitehead (1926-1996)

1987-?

?

?-2011

Ewan Pow

2011-2016

Eric Lawson

2016-2022

Jim Mihaly

Managing Editors

Period

Managing Editor

?-?

Matt Goerzen

City Editors

Period

City Editor

1894-1897

Joseph Alexander Osborne (1861-?)

1897-1900

Gilbert Daniel Wilson (1863-1900)

1900-1912

Philip Purcell (1865-1939)

Miscellaneous Editors

Executive

Period

Title(s)

Howard Leslie “Krug” Crawford (1892-1959)

?-?

Managing Editor

Frederick George McGuinness (1921-2011)

1966-1987

Associate Editor

Garth Edwin Stouffer (1929-1993)

1967-1969

News Editor

1969-1977

Associate Editor

Reporters/Journalists

Reporter/Journalist

Period

Title(s)

Stephen Henry Champ (1937-2012)

1960-?

 

Trent Gardiner Frayne (1918-2012)

1933-?

 

Roger Newman (1935-2021)

1958-1959

Reporter

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Sun Building (24 Tenth Street, Brandon)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Sun Building (501 Rosser Avenue, Brandon)

Sources:

“The Brandon Sun. Founded 95 years ago, The Sun grows with Brandon,”Brandon Sun, 18 January 1977, page 5.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 November 2022

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