Every day here at CTV, we report on the effects of the economic crisis, which is leaving few people and few companies untouched.

Today that economic pressure hit home for us.

Financial pressures have forced us to carry out cutbacks of our own.

Effective immediately, First News, hosted by Herb Luft at 6 a.m. has been cancelled, and so have our local news briefs during Canada AM.

We know we have built a loyal audience for our first news of the day, and we thank you for watching.

Herb will continue to report for the rest of our news shows.

And when it comes to news, CTV Montreal will still provide more of it than any English language station in the province.

We will continue to serve you and inform you.