We print 17,500 newspapers once every two weeks and 16,000 are mailed out by Canada Post to post office routes in the rural Barrie area (2400), all of Midhurst (1650), all of Minesing (1350), all of Grenfel and Utopia(750), all of Phelpston (600), all of Hillsdale (620), all of Elmvale (2500), all of Wyebridge (260), all of Wyevale (850), all of Perkinsfield 1250), the Rural Routes 1 and 2 of Midland (1050), and the Rural Routes of Penetanguishene that go to all of Tiny Township comprising of another 2800 papers.
The paper is presently printed at Master Web Inc in Mississauga. The paper is electronically transferred through an FTP site on Tuesday afternoons. It is printed Tuesday evening and delivered back to Barrie where we meet on Wednesday morning (noon).
On Wednesday afternoon, and very early Thursday morning, the papers are delivered to 12 different post office drops (Penetang, Midland, Perkinsfield, Wyevale, Wyebridge, Elmvale, Hillsdale, Phelpston, Minesing, Midhurst, Barrie and Angus).
If the world was a perfect place, everyone would have their paper in their box on Thursday. Most postal delivery persons make that a priority and we appreciate their due diligence.
The paper is put together every other Thursday, and the deadline is the Monday before (3 days). The sooner your ads/articles 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