The North Shore News launches a weekly Chinese language edition

The North Shore News has launched a new weekly Chinese edition of the paper.

Once per week, the publication will curate a list of stories that have already run in the North Shore News and send them to Rise Media’s professional translators to be written and for layout. The focus will be on community events, civic news, education, dining, entertainment, and arts and culture.

Every Thursday, 2,500 copies will be delivered to racks at convenient locations throughout the community including the West Vancouver Memorial Library, Gleneagles Community Centre, Caulfeild Village Shopping Centre Safeway, North Shore Multicultural Society and Loblaws City Market at Park Royal North.

According to the last census, nearly 5,000 West Vancouver residents speak Mandarin as their mother tongue – 12.2 per cent of the population. In North Vancouver, there are close to 3,000 Mandarin-speaking residents.

The Chinese edition will also be a new avenue for businesses to reach the growing Asian community here.

Read more about this project here.