The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake has chosen to continue supporting local news.
Councillors unanimously voted Monday to continue advertising in NOTL's newspapers on an as-needed basis and in any special feature editions, like The Lake Report's upcoming Winter magazine.
Coun. Allan Bisback asked chief administrator Marnie Cluckie about the circulation statistics for the three newspapers in town.
Cluckie noted that The Lake Report has the highest distribution, with 9,300 copies delivered via Canada Post and about 700 more hand-delivered.
The Lake Report distributes its papers free to all homes and businesses in NOTL but relies on advertising revenue to pay the bills.
The newspaper welcomes donations of any size from anyone who would like to support the independent press in NOTL.
As great South African leader Nelson Mandela said to the International Press Institute in 1994, “A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy.”
Evan Saunders, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Lake Report