The Sylvan Lake News first published Oct. 31, 1935. The weekly newspaper serves the town of Sylvan Lake and surrounding areas, east to Red Deer and west to Benalto. Each Friday it publishes 7,350 copies. Located in central Alberta, 18km west of Red Deer, Sylvan Lake is a community of 11,000 people. The economy is influenced by the town’s largest attraction the lake. The population swells in the summer with an influx of vacationers, cottage owners and visitors from around the world. Growth of regional businesses, an increasing number of seasonal residents, and its proximity to Red Deer’s job, recreation and shopping markets are benefits Sylvan Lake enjoys. The Sylvan Lake News places its emphasis on local events and happenings while offering local businesses an opportunity to advertise to their target-market customers.
The Sylvan Lake News is published by Surrey, BC-based Black Press, along with the daily newspaper Red Deer Advocate, and Albeta weekly newspapers, Red Deer Express, Bashaw Star, Castor Advance, Eckville Echo, Ponoka News, Rimbey Review, and the Stettler Independent.
Black Press is the largest independently owned newspaper company in Canada, with more than 150 titles in print and online, and has operations in British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Hawaii, California and Ohio. The company has 3,500 employees, and newsrooms with history dating back to the 1800s.
See more about the Sylvan Lake News on their website at www.sylvanlakenews.com.