There has always been some confusion about the title of our newspaper and how ‘free’ doesn’t mean ‘free.’ Lots of people have told me that when they first came to Fernie, they were taking the paper from the store without paying for it, because of the confusing title.
Well, no more confusion, The Free Press now stands for more than just ‘freedom of the press.’ It’s now actually free!
Although the paper went free in Sparwood, Elkford and the South Country in April, it has taken a while to be able to get it out for free in Fernie, so we apologise for any confusion this may have caused.
By going free, we will be able to reach more people – in fact we are more than doubling the paper’s circulation and delivering a copy to as many doors as possible. This means everyone has access to their community newspaper.
We hope this will encourage even more people to submit articles to us. We want to know about everything that’s going on out in the community, however big or small it seems. Call us and tell us about your sports team, your opinions, your events and everything else! We want The Free Press to be the place everyone goes to find out what is happening in the community.
Pick up a copy of The Free Press for free in Fernie at Overwaitea, Extra Foods, Home Hardware and The Free Press office.
In order to reach as many doors as possible we are looking for newspaper carriers in Fernie and Sparwood. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact The Free Press.
We hope the more than 5,000 new readers will enjoy our newspaper.
Angela Treharne is the editor of The Free Press.