News of a brand new publication recently launched in Canada's famous resort area of Muskoka is travelling quickly among local residents. The Great NorthNewspaper is a good news paper that is full of stories, photos, anectodes, trivia, and local news. The first edition was enthusiastically received by more than 2,000 residents, January's hit 5,000 and distribution will continue to grow to 10,000 by summer as residents and tourists clamour for more.
Owner and editor Cyndi Culbert felt the region was ready for a newspaper that personified the voice of the region's small towns and captured the spirit of the residents. With the tagline 'small towns proud...connecting communities', the paper uses antique fonts from the 1900's which give it a nostalgic and historical appearance.
"We are not going online" Culbert states emphatically, in response to numerous requests from overseas. "We are taking subscriptions, but we want to return to the good old days with this publication - to a time when one looked forward to sitting down on the dock or in a favourite chair with a hot cup of tea to simply 'read the paper'.
We started with a dream, worked on it for a year and Great North Arrow was born. Named because we are out of Dunchurch Ontario , a tiny town that is on Hwy 124 , which was the Great North Road that brought settlers from the free Land Grant in the mid 1800's to settle. They worked hard, built their dream and this road. Great North Arrow is also an historic compass, used to break new path."
Printed by McLaren Press, Bracebridge, on recycled paper Great North Arrow is free and available at local stores and restaurants throughout the Muskoka, Gravenhurt, Huntsville, Parry Sound region. For more information on obtaining a copy, placing free classified ads or to advertise with the Great North Arrow please contact http://mailto:email@example.com