We print 20,000 newspapers once every two weeks. 18,780 are mailed out by Canada Post to post office routes in the Barrie area (3050), all of southern Springwater Township (4320), all of Minesing/Anten Mills (130), all of Grenfel and Utopia (750), all of Phelpston (620), all of Hillsdale (630), all of Elmvale (2550), all of Wyebridge (260), all of Wyevale (975), all of Perkinsfield (1275), the Rural Routes 1 and 2 of Midland (1100), and the Rural Routes of Penetanguishene that go into Tiny Township (2900) papers. We have 150 subscriptions across Canada.
The paper is electronically transferred (WeTransfer) to SAW Printing Limited / Today Commercial News in Markham by 5 pm on the Tuesday before the Publication Date. It is printed and delivered back to the Barrie Post Office depot on Morrow Road at 8 am on Wednesday morning.
By noon, the papers have been delivered to various Canada Post offices for distribution from the stations in Penetang, Midland, Perkinsfield, Wyevale, Wyebridge, Elmvale, Hillsdale, Phelpston, Springwater, Minesing, Midhurst, Barrie Angus/Utopia/Grenfel which should cover almost every home, apartment, business and farm in Tiny and Springwater Townships and a few go into the city of Barrie, Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Oro-Medonte, Tay and Essa.
If the world was a perfect place, everyone would have their paper in their mail box on Thursday. Most postal delivery persons make that a priority and we appreciate their due diligence.
The paper is published every other Thursday. The deadline is the Monday before (3 days). The sooner your ads/articles/editorial arrive, the sooner they are in the paper as it is a daily work in progress.
If you or someone you know would like to write anything, whether it be an article, an opinion or something about your community, please do so. All contributions are gladly accepted.
Michael Jacobs, Owner/Editor
9 Glenview Avenue, Elmvale L0L 1P0
1 705 322 2249 Cell: 1 705 321 2653