HGTV Canada Star Mike Holmes Gets Own Magazine

Holmes magazineHOLMES is the title of a new Canadian magazine planned for launch in November.  It will feature Canadian professional contractor and TV host Mike Holmes.

The bimonthly will include tips from building professionals, construction projects, products and techniques, the latest technology and appliances and information about insurance, permits, contracts and inspections.  It will also have a section with eco-friendly advice.

It will be published by Dauphin Media Group, the owner of CANADIAN ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN.  No editor or website has been announced yet.

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Skirt! Magazine Has Stopped Publishing in Birmingham

Skirt! BirminghamSKIRT!, the locally licensed family of magazines for women, will not be published any longer in Birmingham, AL, where it has been distributed since April 2008.  Three local employees were let go, owner Media General announced.

The company will transfer its license to publish the magazine in Birmingham to another market, which is unknown at this time, said spokesman Ray Kozakewicz.

Publishers in, at least, 17 other markets hold licensing rights to Skirt!’s name and content, several of which are owned by Media General.