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Published on Thu, 10/04/2018 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Newspapers Matter – Now More Than Ever

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Newspapers Matter – Now More Than Ever

National Newspaper Week in Canada is October 1 to 7, 2018

Let’s send a message—to businesses, to government, to journalists across Canada—that #NewspapersMatter #NowMoreThanEver.

By Dave Adsett, Publisher, The Wellington Advertiser, Fergus, ON

Every town has one. In Fergus, his name is Ian.

Published on Thu, 10/04/2018 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Newspapers Matter

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Newspapers Matter

National Newspaper Week in Canada is October 1 to 7, 2018

Let’s send a message—to businesses, to government, to journalists across Canada—that #NewspapersMatter #NowMoreThanEver.

By Margaret Hasein, Publisher, Biggar Independent, Biggar, SK

It was a typical summer night, sitting around the campfire at the lake. Friends and family, lots of laughter, toasting marshmallows, partaking in a few beverages.

Published on Wed, 10/03/2018 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

National Newspaper Week Op-Ed: Is researched reasoned journalism the next endangered species?

National Newspaper Week Op-Ed: Is researched reasoned journalism the next endangered species?

National Newspaper Week in Canada is October 1 to 7, 2018

Let’s send a message—to businesses, to government, to journalists across Canada—that #NewspapersMatter #NowMoreThanEver.

By Sarah Holmes, Publisher and Owner, Gabriola Sounder, Gabriola, BC

The internet isn't interested in getting it right, or correcting errors, or in telling a story that recognizes the importance in the mundane of community living. The internet is a thing.

Published on Tue, 10/02/2018 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Our Readers Trust Our News

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Our Readers Trust Our News

National Newspaper Week in Canada is October 1 to 7, 2018

Let’s send a message—to businesses, to government, to journalists across Canada—that #NewspapersMatter #NowMoreThanEver.

By Paul MacNeill, Publisher, Island Press Ltd., PE

The story of Canada is told every day in the pages of newspapers you’ve probably never heard of. But don’t confuse national anonymity with local relevance.

Published on Mon, 10/01/2018 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Trusted Source

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Trusted Source

National Newspaper Week in Canada is October 1 to 7, 2018

Published on Mon, 10/01/2018 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

Newspapers Matter, Now More Than Ever

Newspapers Matter, Now More Than Ever

“Every day, newspapers work to bring Canadians from coast to coast to coast real, trusted, truthful news—which is as vital to democracy as clean air, safe streets, good schools and public health.”

This National Newspaper Week, Canadians are being asked to show their support for the news media industry

Published on Thu, 09/27/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Health Literacy Still an Issue in Canada

Health Literacy Still an Issue in Canada

  • 60 per cent of Canadian adults and 88 per cent of seniors are not health literate
  • ABC Life Literacy launches nine new resources as part of its ABC Health Matters program
  • Low literacy is associated with poor health outcomes

Toronto, ON, September 27, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ -  October is Health Literacy Month, a time to increase understanding of health information and for Canadians to take charge of their health.

Published on Mon, 09/24/2018 by Concordia University

First Engineering Faculty in Canada Named after a Woman: Business Leader Gina Cody Donates $15 Million to Concordia University

First Engineering Faculty in Canada Named after a Woman: Business Leader Gina Cody Donates $15 Million to Concordia University

Gift to establish Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science will improve access to education, fund research and inspire a new generation

Published on Mon, 09/24/2018 by Operation Lifesaver Canada

Public urged to help #STOPTrackTragedies during first North American Rail Safety Week

Public urged to help #STOPTrackTragedies during first North American Rail Safety Week

“Our goal with #STOPTrackTragedies is to drive home the message that an unsafe decision made in a split second ... can have devastating consequences for you, your loved ones and members of your community.”

OTTAWA / WASHINGTON, D.C, September 24, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ – Operation Lifesaver Canada and Operation Lifesaver Inc. have joined forces to launch a new rail-safety public-awareness campaign to mark the first joint Rail Safety Week in North America, September 23 – 29, 2018.

Published on Mon, 09/24/2018 by Internet Society

Indigenous Connectivity Summit to Address Need for Affordable and Sustainable Internet Access

Indigenous Connectivity Summit to Address Need for Affordable and Sustainable Internet Access

INUVIK, Northwest Territories, September 24, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - More than two years after the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) declared broadband Internet a basic right for Canadians, many Indigenous communities still can’t access the regulator’s minimum service requirements.

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