Winnipeg Free Press

The Winnipeg Free Press (or WFP; founded as the Manitoba Free Press) is a daily (excluding Sunday) broadsheet newspaper in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It provides coverage of local, provincial, national, and international news, as well as current events in sports, business, and entertainment and various consumer-oriented features, such as homes and automobiles appear on a weekly basis.

Winnipeg Free Press
Front Page – January 11, 2007
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)FP Canadian Newspapers Limited Partnership
Founder(s)William Fisher Luxton
PublisherBob Cox
EditorPaul Samyn
FoundedNovember 30, 1872 (1872-11-30)
Headquarters1355 Mountain Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2X 3B6
Circulation101,229 weekdays
132,697 Saturdays in 2015[1]
Sister newspapersBrandon Sun
OCLC number1607085

The WFP was founded in 1872, only two years after Manitoba had joined Confederation (1870), and predated Winnipeg's own incorporation (1873).[2][3][4] The Winnipeg Free Press has since become the oldest newspaper in Western Canada that is still active. Though there is competition, primarily with the print daily tabloid Winnipeg Sun, the WFP has the largest readership of any newspaper in the province and is regarded as the newspaper of record for Winnipeg and the rest of Manitoba.

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