A new era for the Bulletin

Cranbrook Townsman/Kimberley Bulletin merge with the Advertiser

  • Mar. 14, 2017 4:00 p.m.

Black Press is expanding its media presence in Kimberley and Cranbrook.

“The Kimberley Bulletin and Cranbrook Townsman have been serving the region since 1932 and 1946 respectively, and we are building on that legacy by adding editorial resources and investing in the print and digital platforms for both publications” said Randy Blair, Black Press Chief Operating Officer for British Columbia.

“In the days ahead we will be adding two more reporters to our news team in the region, increasing press capacity, expanding delivery to better serve readers and advertisers and redesigning both websites to improve content and access on desktops, tablets and smart phones.”

In Kimberley, Editor Carolyn Grant is looking forward to being able to provide even more Kimberley coverage with those expanded editorial resources.

“We will now have six reporters in the market, with two of us located in Kimberley, and focusing entirely on Kimberley news and sports,” Grant said. “Access to both our online product and print product will be easier than ever.”

“We’re excited to be offering a full complement of digital services available to our advertisers,” added Publisher Zena Williams.

“Cranbrook and Kimberley are vibrant communities and we are looking forward to working with the many community organizations and individuals who are dedicated to improving the quality of life and developing commerce in the region” Blair said.

“The increasing focus on online and digital services will not in any way detract from the print product — “still our bread and butter,” Grant said.

Adjustments to the publication schedule will ensure a full and comprehensive read, three times a week, that reflects the community.

At the heart of the Black Press operation in the Kootenays is the press, which operates out of the Townsman on Cranbrook Street. The press is also being expanded, to provide more pages, more colour, and more speed to hit the streets even faster.