Southam fam­ily miss­ing from fea­ture re­port

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Spec­ta­tor’s 170th an­niver­sary

The two page spread on The Spec’s 170 years — I played a small role in it as a re­porter there from 1969 to 1975 — was in­ter­est­ing, to be sure. Nice to know about Smi­ley, the founder, but I found it strange there was not one word about the Southam fam­ily, which owned the Spec for most of its ex­is­tence.

In­deed, The Spec was the flag­ship of the Southam chain that at one point in­cluded dailies from Wind­sor, On­tario to Van­cou­ver, B.C.

But per­haps that’s a Part 2 story yet to run ... Ron Dennis, Burling­ton

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