Ancaster is one of the oldest communities in Ontario, a hearty village that has expanded into a pleasant suburb of Greater Hamilton. It is a rapidly growing town, rich in history, friendly people and lovely parkland. This bedroom community has one of the highest per capita incomes in Canada.
Among the many attractions are the conservation authorities and the Fieldcote Museum. They emphasize the character and beauty of this community’s attachment to the Niagara Escarpment. For a century, Ancaster was a gristmill hamlet and police village. The mill was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. It now operates as the Ancaster Old Mill, a restaurant and banquet hall.
Ancaster provides a change of pace from the city, yet gives access to all amenities and retains its small town atmosphere.
Since 1967, the Ancaster News has been the preferred local source. It is welcomed into area homes every Friday and concentrates on the stories and people close to home. From first goals to graduation, athletic achievement to craft expertise, the Ancaster News is where residents read about their friends, neighbours and community.
Dundas Star News
Nobody knows the town of Dundas better than the Dundas Star News.
It’s a well respected and well read resource for the Valley Town and adjoining Westdale community. Since 1883, it has provided the residents with local police and political news to lifestyle and sports. This award winning newspaper has it all in a neat, easy to read format. In 2008, the Dundas Star News celebrated a significant milestone – its 125th anniversary. It is one of the oldest community newspapers in Ontario.
Nestled beneath the Niagara escarpment, there is few more beautiful towns in Southern Ontario. Dundas was named by John Graves Simcoe for his friend Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, a Scottish Lawyer and politician who never visited North America.
This community has a unique mix of old and new. The downtown is well known for being a “real downtown” with its specialty boutique style shops. Dundas hosts a number of annual festivals each year and has a vibrant arts community centralized around the historic Carnegie Gallery and the Dundas Valley School of Art. It’s one-of-a-kind character, has made Dundas an ideal location for tv, commercials and movie shoots. In early December 2004, the West Wing shot two episodes using the unique architecture.
Hamilton Mountain News
The Mountain News serves half of the city of Hamilton who work and live atop the Niagara Escarpment. Known for its geography, this burgeoning community considers itself autonomous to the lower city and has developed its own lively sports, shopping and cultural identity.
Among its landmarks is Sam Lawrence Park, with its magnificent mountain brow views of Hamilton and a panoramic view of Lake Ontario.
The Concession Street shopping district is a unique area combining old town charm with modern day commerce. The Mountain is also home to the main campus of Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, a state-of-the-art education facility that draws students from across Ontario and abroad. The Mountain News, established in 1968, is the voice of the Mountain. Its staff provides extensive coverage of close to home and close to heart news, as well as important stories about city council and school boards. Our links to community and business organizations are strong and the Mountain News prides itself on being the preferred source of information that readers can rely on.
The Mountain News celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2009.
Stoney Creek News
Stoney Creek has coined the phrase “A Great Place to Live, A Great Place to Grow.” This reflects the diversity, both rural and urban that defines this historic community. Its strategic location has attracted major employers and it has links with the rest of Canada and the United States that are second to none.
This historic area known as “ the old town” exists below the Niagara Escarpment. Attractions include Battlefield Park and its well-known monument. Historic Stoney Creek was settled by loyalists after the American Revolution and was nondescript until it was put on the map by the Battle of Stoney Creek during the war of 1812.
Visitors and residents can enjoy the beaches, marina and acres of parkland along Lake Ontario.
The Winona Peach Festival is an annual event that serves up homegrown fruit, crafts and music. Like that Festival, the Stoney Creek Flag Festival is also held every summer. The Stoney Creek Dairy - with a stylized Battlefield monument in its logo - has offered frozen treats to people in the region for decades.
The Stoney Creek News was established in 1948 and has grown as the community has grown. The dedicated staff covers all types of news from hard hitting stories to special goings-on in schools, home and churches. It is the only news medium dedicated to covering Stoney Creek. In 2008, the Stoney Creek News celebrated its 60th anniversary as the only dedicated print media in the community.