Metro Guide Publishing of Halifax has been sold to its printer, the Pictou-based Advocate Printing & Publishing Company, expanding the printer into the glossy print media market Advocate CEO Sean Murray confirmed the sale Monday, according to a story in the New Glasgow News.
Metro Guide Publishing owns Halifax Magazine, East Coast Living, and publishes the tourist guide Where Halifax under license from St. Joseph Media Inc.,Nova Scotia’s Doers’ and Dreamers’ guide, Greater Halifax Visitor Guide and programs for the Neptune Theatre; 13 titles in all in the four Atlantic provinces. The Advocate has printed the magazines for most of the past 15 years. Metro Guide has 13 employees and Murray said there were no plans to make any personnel changes.
“It’s our intent to keep everything as close to what it is today as possible until we build and grow on it,” he said.