Residents throughout Niagara Region will soon have a newspaper to call their own.
Metroland Printing, Publishing and Distributing Ltd., today announced it is launching Niagara (ON) this Week, a community newspaper serving Niagara Region.
ÔÇ£We are very excited about launching a community newspaper in such a vibrant marketplace and serving such wonderful communities,ÔÇØ said Murray Skinner, president of Metroland, Printing, Publishing and Distributing Limited. ÔÇ£It is a natural extension of our existing newspapers and I believe will be well supported by readers and advertisers alike.ÔÇØ
Niagara (ON) this Week, will be a full-colour, free, tabloid weekly newspaper delivered on Fridays to every home in the region. With 185,000 copies printed each week, MetrolandÔÇÖs newest publication will have the largest press run of any community newspaper in Canada.
ÔÇ£Niagara needs a newspaper dedicated to covering the people, places and events that make the region a great place in which to live and work,ÔÇØ said Niagara (ON) this Week Publisher Ian Oliver. ÔÇ£We are committed to making Niagara (ON) this Week not only the largest, but the best community newspaper in the country.ÔÇØ
The first issue will roll off the press April 16.
Niagara (ON) this Week will focus its editorial content on local news, feature stories, entertainment and sports. Editorial and local advertising will vary according to communities within the region as the newspaper will be divided into four zones.
The paper has hired award-winning editorial staff members to cover the regionÔÇÖs stories and will open communication lines with residents of NiagaraÔÇÖs communities to ensure the paper consistently represents its readershipÔÇÖs needs.
Advertisers will benefit by the launch of the new paper. With Niagara (ON) this Week’s expansive circulation and competitive rates, advertisers will gain unparalleled access to residents of Niagara.
Niagara (ON) this Week is also committed to developing excellent relationships with community groups throughout the region.
Local clubs and service organizations with sponsorship or promotion needs are encouraged to request assistance from the newspaper.
ÔÇ£It is important for us to establish and maintain links within the communities in Niagara,ÔÇØ said Oliver. ÔÇ£Metroland is committed to having a positive, long-lasting presence in the region.ÔÇØ
Niagara (ON) this Week’s office is located at 3550 Schmon Parkway, Suite 1, Thorold.
Metroland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, publishes more than 60 award-winning community newspaper in Ontario. TorstarÔÇÖs newspaper operations include the Toronto Star, CityMedia Group (including the Hamilton Spectator) and Metroland Printing, Publishing & Distributing Limited.
Additional information about the company is available on the Internet at www.metroland.com.