In the summer of 2018, Angela Long embarked on a 22,000-kilometre journey, traversing eight provinces and a territory – from Dawson City, Yukon, to Cape Breton, N.S. – to learn from residents, reporters and experts about journalism’s importance in rural communities. In the resultant series, she tells the stories of local news survivors and the roles they play in bolstering their communities. In this article, she visits the tiny West Kootenay village of New Denver, the home of the Valley Voice newspaper. First published by J-Source: the Canadian Journalism Project, a collective of Canadian journalism schools and organizations led by the Canadian Journalism Foundation.

You can read all about the Valley Voice newspaper, here:

A rural-mountain-valley newspaper that doesn’t fit into the box