by Brent Eades

I’ve had some texts and emails asking if the sad news about the closure of 14 community papers in Eastern Ontario affects the Millstone. It doesn’t.

We are a community-based and volunteer-run paper and don’t rely on circulation or advertising sales. Nor are we owned by any outside company.

And since we are online-only, our monthly operating costs are much lower than those of print papers. We meet those costs through your kind donations each year.

So we’re not going anywhere. But I do want to remind readers that we rely on your letters, articles and story ideas for our daily content. Please keep sending those to us at

Here’s a list of the area papers that have just ceased publishing after being acquired by the Postmedia company:

  • Metro Ottawa
  • Belleville News
  • Central Hastings News
  • Frontenac Gazette
  • Kanata Kourier-Standard
  • Kingston Heritage
  • Nepean/Barrhaven News
  • Orléans News
  • Ottawa East News
  • Ottawa South News
  • Ottawa West News
  • Quinte West News
  • Stittsville News
  • St. Lawrence News
  • West Carleton Review