Newsana, an online news aggregator aimed at getting experts to recommend news stories, has been bought by Toronto-based creative agency Relish Interactive.

In a message to Newsana members Tuesday, Newsana co-founder Ben Peterson noted:

Newsana is in good hands. Relish has vowed to not only keep Newsana up and running, but to take our community to the next level.

Relish is one of Toronto’s most accomplished digital development shops, with a growing portfolio of digital content startups under their roof. Newsana will fit right in there – especially considering their team has played a huge role in building Newsana from day one. All said, I’m confident that under Relish’s watch will only get stronger with age.

On a personal note, thank you. Thank you for being a part of Newsana and thank you for making this one of the most rewarding periods of my professional life.

Last year, Newsana launched an offshoot service called MindMarket, which essentially provides a publishing platform for writers with a paywall so they can collect monthly subscription fees from their audience. MindMarket was not acquired by Relish Interactive in the deal.