Media_MetroThe Toronto Star reports that the commuter newspaper Metro, which arrived in the Saskatchewan market with much fanfare in April 2012, will cease “printing operations” as of Friday.

Three papers are being trimmed from the cross-Canada chain. In addition to the Regina and Saskatoon newspapers, the London (ON) paper is also being sliced as the paper shifts its attention, in the words of Star Media Group President John Cruickshank, to “larger markets”.