Truth. Clarity. Community.
It’s what we do. For over 100 years, The Stettler Independent, Castor Advance and Bashaw Star have provided trusted news and informative content for locals to enjoy and stay up to date.
Today, the three publications print over 1,300 copies every week and is viewed on over 43,000 computer or mobile screens every month, bringing the most need-to-know local news to community members.
Whether it’s breaking news, community information, entertainment, opinion or local sports, we pride ourselves in bringing the most relevant news to our readers.
Sparking dinnertime conversations.
Sparking change and celebration.
The core of local journalism goes beyond simply chronicling all that our area has been and all that it will become — it’s asking the tough questions along the way. We’re proud that we hold community leaders accountable to the people we serve.
The Black Press Media team has been here when it matters most, especially when the news gets tough, filtering through the noise to bring you the raw and the real.
And now, the community has the opportunity to directly support local journalists who live and work in the communities they serve. In light of the current economic times Black Press Media would like to inform you that as of December 1st we will be implementing a subscription rate increase. We have not implemented a rate increase in more than 10 years and this increase better reflects the actual costs of everything from newsprint to transportation and will allow us to continue bringing local journalism to the community.
Black Press Media has been your locally trusted news source for generations, and we look forward in continuing to serve you your local news through our print, digital and social avenues. We recognize the importance and direct impact of breaking news to our fellow community members.
“Living and working in Central Alberta, our team is proud of our commitments to the community. We recognize the important role we have within the community and are proud to support local organizations, non-profits and local businesses with their projects, dreams and goals,” said regional publisher Christina Komives. “As we enter this new chapter, we want to thank all our readers personally for your unwavering support of hyperlocal journalism. Today, more than ever, without our community – our faithful readers – this new phase would not be possible.”
For more information about subscriptions or to purchase please call our Regional Publisher, Christina Komives at 780.314.8787.