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 56 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.


Junior Citizens of the Year Announced

Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty, the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association (SWNA) and SaskPower announced today the names of the recipients of the 2021 Junior Citizen of the Year Award, including:

  • Megan Ebel, Weyburn
  • Darshana Lanke, Saskatoon
  • Michael Pelechaty, Prince Albert
  • Ashya Siermachesky, Melfort

“The 2021 Junior Citizens of the Year are very impressive individuals,” said Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty.  “Despite personal challenges, each recipient has made remarkable contributions to their family, school and community and is very deserving of this prestigious award. I am grateful to the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association for managing this award program and to SaskPower for encouraging youth through a generous bursary.”

“This year, as in all years, all recipients of this award are outstanding examples of Saskatchewan’s extraordinary youth,” said SWNA Executive Director Steve Nixon. “Choosing just four from a large selection of deserving nominations was incredibly challenging. It is an honour for SWNA to lead this long-standing award and to recognize such deserving recipients.”

“These four individuals are the leaders of tomorrow,” said Honourable Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskPower. “The passion and dedication of these youth serve as an inspiration and a reminder that the future in Saskatchewan is bright.”

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 to watch the virtual 2021 Junior Citizen of the Year online awards ceremony.

For further information on this years recipients and the Junior Citizen of the Year program please click here.


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.