Victoria County's own News and Entertainment Journal Publisher, Editor & Owner - James Morrow ~ Box 629 Baddeck NS B0E 1B0 902.295.1144 firstname.lastname@example.org ~ email@example.com
Based in Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, The Victoria Standard newspaper focuses on its prime mandate, the whole of Victoria County, but looks well beyond the County's borders as well.
Now in its 24th year of publication, The Victoria Standard travels across the Province of Nova Scotia and throughout North America to many subscribers living away from home. Among those are former residents who have left the area for job opportunities, and still want that ‘touch of home’, while others, who have discovered Cape Breton and now make it their home for part of the year, return when they can, but always keep in touch with The Standard.
The newspaper is published bi-weekly, carrying a solid cross-section of local and community news coupled with important stories of interest on health, entertainment, business and all levels of government, stories that have an impact on the lives of County residents.
A lively exchange of ideas and opinions takes place within the 'Letters to the Editor', a forum for everyone, offering an opportunity for readers to air their points of view, complaints, submit rebuttals to previous letters or, for that matter, give praise where due.
A key element, and the engine that drives all newspapers, is advertising. Advertising though, isn't just about trying to sell you something. It can also be a font of information for the reader. Yes, a business might be offering a sale, but add to that the advertising notices from various levels of government, cultural venues, opportunities for employment throughout the County, health notices and upcoming special events, advertising can be interesting and informative reading for everyone.
Other sections of the paper, such as the 'Classified Ads' and 'Community Calendar' sections, offer other opportunities. The 'Classifieds', for a reasonable fee, are an opportunity to sell or find items, rent apartments and offer services, while the 'Community Calendar', a free service, is used to announce upcoming non-profit community events.
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