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Winnipeg, Manitoba – February 28, 2011 -- FP Newspapers Inc. (TSX:FP) ("FP") announced today that FP Canadian Newspapers Limited Partnership ("FPLP") has acquired The Carillon Weekly Newspaper and Derksen printing business located in Steinbach, Manitoba.

Derksen Printers Ltd., a family-owned business, has operated a commercial printing and newspaper publishing operation in Steinbach since 1936. The business is the largest custom newspapers and commercial printing plant in rural Manitoba, producing a wide range of weekly and monthly publications in several different languages. In addition to commercial web and sheet-fed printing, the business publishes The Carillon, a regional weekly paid newspaper serving Steinbach and south-eastern Manitoba. The Carillon has a weekly average circulation of approximately 8,000 copies and was selected winner of the "Best All Around Newspaper Award" for 2009 by the Manitoba Community Newspapers Association. The combined printing and publishing revenues are $5.0 million annually and the business employs approximately 50 people in its 26,500 - square foot office and production facility located in downtown Steinbach, 65 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg.

"This is an excellent addition for FPLP and we’re very excited about the future prospects of both the commercial printing business and the award-winning weekly newspaper," said Ron Stern, CEO of FP. "The south-eastern region of Manitoba is the fastest growing area of the province, and the Derksen family has built a business that plays a key role in supporting the commerce and continued growth of this region."

"We believe there’s a solid business base, and a motivated group of employees who we look forward to working with to grow the business in this very important part of the province," said Dan Koshowski, CFO of FP.

FP Canadian Newspapers Limited Partnership owns the Winnipeg Free Press, the Brandon Sun, and their related businesses, as well as the Canstar Community News division, the publisher of eight community and special interest newspapers in the Winnipeg region. The Winnipeg Free Press publishes six days a week for delivery to subscribers and single copy sales, serving Winnipeg and Manitoba with an average Monday through Saturday circulation of approximately 126,500 copies. On Sundays the Winnipeg Free Press publishes a tabloid size newspaper sold through single-copy retail outlets and vending boxes. The Brandon Sun publishes seven days a week, serving the region with an average circulation of approximately 15,200 copies. Canstar Community News publishes weekly with an average circulation of approximately 200,000 copies. Based in Winnipeg, the businesses employ approximately 550 people in Winnipeg and Brandon. Further information can be found at, and in the disclosure documents filed by FP Newspapers Income Fund with the securities regulatory authorities available at

For further information please contact:

Daniel Koshowski, CFO
FP Newspapers Income Fund
Phone (204) 697-7425
Fax (204) 632-0281