A new paper – The Highlander – says hello to Haliburton County
New Paper in Haliburton steps into the fray
Press Release – The Highlander
When The County Voice stopped publishing two weeks ago, the County lost a source of lively and diverse news and opinion. During its first three and a half years the scrappy upstart found its way into the homes and conversations of people in our community, providing an alternative that added to life in theHighlands.
We respect the Haliburton Echo and Minden Times. They are good papers run by dedicated and hard working people and we wish them every success. However as residents and citizens, we’re just not comfortable with one large, far-away company — Quebecor / Sun Media — controlling all of the newspapers, and therefore the public discussion, in the county.
And so we decided to pick up the torch. We do have some experience at that.
Stephen of course was the founding editor of theCountyVoiceand has decades of experience in newspapers, radio and television, as well as a lifelong connection withHaliburtonCounty. Bram was formerly publisher of a series of destination guides and local online newspapers. He’s a regular on-air volunteer with Canoe FM and serves on the board of HHHS. Our passion is for honest, direct, relevant and local journalism. Our goal is to create a strong voice for the community, decent jobs, and to supportHaliburtonCounty.
We realize advertising with a new publication requires a leap of faith, and so we’re offering the absolute best rates we can and a special launch offer. We’re grateful for your confidence in us and look forward to serving you for many years.
Bram Lebo, Publisher
Stephen Patrick, Editor-in-Chief