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About Us

Who We Are

The Gazette is a paid circulation weekly newspaper serving the communities of Baldur, Belmont, Cypress River, Glenora, Glenboro, Ninette, Stockton, Treesbank & Wawanesa.

We are located in southwestern Manitoba, Canada, approximately 100 km southeast of Brandon and 180 km southwest of Winnipeg.

The Gazette is published each Thursday.  Deadlines are Tuesday at 11 p.m.


  • Mr. S.R.P. Cooper established the Baldur Gazette on June 30, 1898. Earl and Joy Johnson took over the Gazette in 1963 from Earl’s mother, Edna Johnson, who operated the business beginning in 1948. The weekly newspaper has now been operated by the Johnson family for the past 75 years.

  • In the spring of 1986, Earl and Joy’s oldest son, Mike, joined them.

  • In January of 1989, Earl and Joy purchased the Belmont News and the paper became known as the "Gazette-News".

  • Earl and Joy’s second son, Travis, joined the family operation in 1990.

  • In the fall of 1994, Mike and Travis purchased the Glenboro Gazette.

  • In the fall of 2002, the family also purchased a grocery store in Baldur, known as "Baldur Trading".

  • In November of 2003, the Baldur Gazette-News and the Glenboro Gazette were amalgamated to form the Baldur-Glenboro Gazette, with a combined weekly circulation of 1,400 homes.

  • Besides publishing the weekly edition, the family business also publishes special editions, does commercial printing, handles school & office supplies and helps manage the grocery store with a total staff of approximately 11 employees.


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Editor & Publisher

Mike Johnson


Publisher & Assistant Editor

Travis Johnson



Suzanne Paddock

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Local Historian & Editing

Giselle Lussier


Gayle Johnson


Gord Dearsley

Read our newspaper archives.  We have partnered with Newspaper Archive to bring you digital files of our paper as far back as 1898. 


You will find searchable online newspapers from 1898 to present for the following newspapers:  Baldur Gazette, Baldur Gazette-News, Belmont Eye, Belmont News, Belmont Star, Glenboro Gazette, Glenboro Western Prairie Gazette and the current Baldur-Glenboro Gazette.

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