Very interesting news. Torstar, owner of Metro Edmonton, and other Metro newspapers, is set to double the number of reporters in the Metro newsrooms and rebrand as StarMetro, with a focus on becoming a local online news portal.

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/torstar-launches-major-national-expansion-678544223.html

This seems like positive news for local media diversity in Edmonton and the other western cities.