Globe and Mail to scrap print edition in Atlantic Canada later this year

The Globe and Mail is putting a stop to its daily print edition across Atlantic Canada later this year.

Publisher Phillip Crawley says the national newspaper plans to halt production for the East Coast version on Nov. 30.

He says costs of printing and distribution in the region are ``unaffordable'' and that money will be redirected to its journalism efforts.

The Globe stopped distribution of the newspaper in Newfoundland five years ago.

The latest move comes as Canada's large media outlets respond to changing reader habits, which have moved away from newsprint.

In July, the National Post permanently scrapped its Monday print edition.