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Vancouver, B.C. - February 15, 2005 -- FP Newspapers Income Fund (TSX:FP.UN), today announced a distribution of 10.75 cents per unit for the month of February 2005, to unitholders of record on February 28, 2005. The distribution will be paid March 30, 2005.

The Fund owns securities entitling it to 49% of the distributable cash of FP Canadian Newspapers Limited Partnership. The Fund’s policy is for unitholders of record on the last business day of a calendar month to receive distributions on or before the last day of the following month. Holders of units who are non-residents of Canada will be required to pay all withholding taxes payable in respect of any distributions of income by the Fund.

FP Canadian Newspapers Limited Partnership owns the Winnipeg Free Press, the Brandon Sun, and their related businesses, as well as Canstar Community News Limited, the publisher of five community newspapers in the Winnipeg region. The Winnipeg Free Press newspaper publishes seven days a week, serving Winnipeg and Manitoba with an average seven-day circulation of approximately of 128,000. The Brandon Sun also publishes seven days a week, serving the region with an average circulation of approximately 15,000. Canstar Community News publishes weekly with an average circulation of approximately 182,000. Based in Winnipeg, the businesses employ approximately 620 people in Winnipeg, Brandon and Thunder Bay. Further information can be found in the disclosure documents filed by FP Newspapers Income Fund with the securities regulatory authorities available at

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For further information please contact:

Kevin Karr, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
FP Newspapers Income Fund
Phone (604) 646-3782
Fax (604) 681-8861