Great West Newspapers is shutting down Fast Forward Weekly in Calgary, Alberta, editor/publisher Drew Anderson announced in a blog post today. The 19-year-old alt-weekly will publish its final issue on March 5:
To say it’s been a hell of a ride would be an understatement. We’ve done our damnedest to spread the gospel of Calgary’s cultural scene, and even skewered that scene from time to time (only ever out of love). We’ve tasted countless meals at countless restaurants, downed copious amounts of booze and taken in more bands than we care to count. We’ve pissed off everyone from Prime Ministers to Premiers and a lot of people in between, and we’ve mostly had a good time doing it.