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Overstory buys The Georgia Straight

The Overstory Media Group has acquired Vancouver-based weekly publication The Georgia Straight from Media Central of Toronto. According to the company, it will return the publication to its focus on local culture, events, entertainment, music, food and news. It will also continue to host events including the Best of Vancouver and Golden Plates awards.

The Georgia Straight is a household name across the Lower Mainland,” said Farhan Mohamed, CEO of Overstory. “I grew up with it being a pioneer of independent thinking and a passionate supporter of the arts. For decades The Straight was the place to discover the community, while also giving thousands of talented groups and individuals the chance to be discovered. The Straight is synonymous with West Coast culture and lifestyles, and has always been deeply committed to community news coverage. No other publication knows more about Vancouver than The Straight does.”

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