It was founded in 1892 as a broadsheet, having been preceded by a weekly, the Liberal Party-supporting Halifax Courier. It absorbed a rival newspaper, the Conservative Party-supporting weekly Halifax Guardian, in 1921, at which point its editorial stance became politically independent.
It’s published by Halifax Courier Ltd, which has been a branch of the Johnston Press regional newspaper publishing group since they took it over in 1994. The editorial offices are in Halifax.
In April 2012 Johnston Press announced that the Courier would be switching to weekly publication from the first week in June in a move to more “platform-neutral” publishing, with greater emphasis on up-to-date web-based and app-based content, and more in-depth reporting in print.
It comes out on Fridays.