Happy birthday to you, Calgary Herald

On this day in 1883, the Calgary Herald, Mining and Ranche Advocate and General Advertiser published its first issue. It became a daily newspaper a short two years after that.

In modern times, the Herald is known for its aggressive anti-union stance, the shrill tone of its editorial page and the rather disconcerting arguments of columnist Nigel Hannaford.

Nevertheless, happy 125th birthday to all old hacks at the Herald. Those of you who decided to stay after the 1999-2000 newsroom strike, that is.

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