The Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association was established in 1914. Our job is to offer a convenient and cost effective way to buy advertising, place classifieds or issue a press release to our member newspapers all across Saskatchewan and the North West Territories.

Our 59 member newspapers not only reflect life in the communities they serve, they are a central part of Saskatchewan’s and the North West Territories’ unique lifestyle. Every week our member papers connect with over 500,000 readers across Saskatchewan.

Our mission is simple. SWNA can take you to every community in the province, conveniently and cost effectively. All it takes is one call to the SWNA office at 306.382.9683.

2020 Junior Citizen of the Year Recipients Announced.

 Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty, along with the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association and SaskPower, announced today the names of the recipients of the 2020 Junior Citizen of the Year Award, including: 

• Telia Lafontaine (Homeschooled, Regina) 

• Anteneh Miller (Melville Comprehensive High School, Melville) 

• Aarsh Shah (Campbell Collegiate, Regina) 

• Alejandra Van Dusen (Winston Knoll Collegiate, Regina) 

“The achievements of these young people are exceptional,” said Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty. “They are each outstanding role models and are truly deserving of recognition for their leadership and resilience. I am grateful to the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association and SaskPower for celebrating our remarkable youth through this prestigious award.” 

“To be selected as a recipient of this award means that you have joined an elite group of extraordinary Saskatchewan youth,” said SWNA Executive Director, Steve Nixon. “This year we had 147 impressive nominations and the task of selecting just four was incredibly challenging. It is an honour to be associated with this long-standing award and to have such deserving recipients.” 

“These youth have shown a dedication beyond their age to their communities, schools and families,” said Honourable Dustin Duncan, Minister Responsible for SaskPower. “Their passion and commitment make Saskatchewan the province it is today.” 

Sponsored by SWNA in partnership with SaskPower and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, the Award recognizes young people (8 to 18 years of age) for their ability to overcome challenges, their positive lifestyles, community and school spirit, and their caring and responsibility. Each award recipient receives a $3,000 bursary provided by SaskPower. 

Click here for information on this year’s recipients.

A Message from the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

Throughout history, newspapers have been relied upon to provide in-depth, trusted and important information in times of crisis. The current COVID-19 pandemic is no different. In fact, the need for vital information to be communicated uniformly and without prejudice is perhaps greater now that it has ever been.

Community newspapers from coast to coast are on the front lines, keeping citizens of their communities updated on the latest developments directly affecting the lives of individuals living outside of the large media hubs. In thousands of communities across Canada, people young and old are relying on community newspapers to keep them informed.

The services offered by the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association and its sales arm, AdCanada Media, have never been more important than they are now. Specializing in connecting those with a message to community newspapers across Saskatchewan. If you or your organization requires assistance in pulling together a strategy for getting information into the hands of rural Saskatchewan, please do not hesitate to contact us.

2020 Better Newspapers Competition

The finalists of the 2020 Better Newspapers Competition have been announced. To see a list of finalists in each category please click here. The winners will be announced at the Better Newspaper Competition Awards presentation on Saturday, September 26th, 2020 at the Sandman Hotel in Saskatoon, SK. For further information please visit http://swna.com/better-newspaper-awards-convention/

SPOT Fake News

Don’t believe everything you read. Fake news and disinformation are serious concerns for Canadians. In September, newspapers across the country started running a small space, frequency print campaign to educate readers and help them build a media literacy habit using the new SPOT tool. Watch the new, animated video, produced by News Media Canada to learn how to SPOT fake news and stop it in its tracks. Visit spotfakenews.ca for further information.