A day after Postmedia Network CEO Paul Godfrey said that Vancouver Sun and Province employees were "overpaid", there's a report that some of its best-known journalists have taken buyouts.
According to a News 1130 story, business reporters David Baines and Scott Simpson, education specialist Janet Steffenhagen, arts and life editor Maggie Langrick, and columnist Craig McInnes are among the 62 people who are leaving this week or have left.
Baines, who exposes stock-market swindles, has won numerous awards.
The Canadian Journalism Project has reported that former Vancouver Sun editor-in-chief Patricia Graham is also leaving. She has been Pacific Newspaper Group's vice president of digital.
Meanwhile, Colliers International is advertising up to 24,476 square feet of space previously occupied by Pacific Newspaper Group on the sixth and seventh floors of Granville Square.
The sublease offer is described this way on the Colliers site:
Fully improved premises at below market sublease rates. Sublease term to May 30, 2017 (longer term available). Mostly open area with offices, meeting rooms, kitchens and reception. Furniture may be available. Direct access to rapid transit, on-site fitness facility and conference/meeting rooms of various sizes for use by tenants.