It would appear that Dauphin Media has left Canada and that people who subscribed to its Holmes magazine -- which it suspended in November -- have been stiffed. A story in the Toronto Star says that the company has vacated its Toronto offices, leaving behind an outstanding $5,000 rent bill.
A spokesman for the Holmes Group, which oversaw the editorial content, but not the business side, of the magazine said that some subscribers had paid $60.50 for three-year subs (30 issues) for the magazine and that there could be as many as 40,000 individuals owed a total of $500,000 in prepaid subscriptions.
Meanwhile Dauphin has opened a New York office and launched a magazine on behalf of the National Football League.
A notice on the Dauphin website continues to say what it has for months -- that it "fully intends on fulfilling its subscriber obligations". Calls by The Star to Dauphin and its public relations group went unanswered. There is no sign of the men's magazine The Male Perspective which Dauphin said in 2010 it was about to launch.