The Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association has prepared this public information campaign to remind readers and local governments why newspapers continue to offer the best method of public notice delivery.
Bill 20 – the Municipal Government Amendment Act – was given third reading in the Legislature March 24, 2015. It gives Alberta municipalities the option to pass an advertising bylaw that allows them to simply post public notices on their websites.
Government relations chair Dave Bruha, his committee, and AWNA’s Julie Anne McRae have prepared this series of notices reminding readers and municipalities of the importance of using audited, verified, and accountable newspapers to convey this important information to Albertans.
The campaign is in response to the actions of a few Alberta municipalities who wish to opt for alternative methods to present public notices.
The public information notices are offered on a voluntary basis.
Available for download are FOUR Ads for the “Keep Public Notices in Newspapers” Campaign. Each Zip file contains 4 PDFs each a different size. One Zip file has colour PDFs, the other has B&W.
|5″ and 6.75″ widths|
These ads fit the two column widths 5″ and 6.75″, and should fit the typical 6 col Tab and 6 colBroadsheet. Colour & B&W
|4.65″ and 6.25″ widths|
|PublicNotice_6Narrow_4ads_k.zip||These ads fit the two column widths 4.65″ and 6.25″, and should fit the typical 6 column NARROW Tabloid. Colour & B&W|
|5.75″ and 7.25″ widths|
|PublicNotice_7_4ads_k.zip||These ads fit the two column widths 5.75″ and 7.25″, and should fit the typical 7 col Tab. Colour & B&W|
|5″ and 6.3″ widths|
|PublicNotice_8_4ads_k.zip||These ads fit the two column widths 5″ and 6.3″, and should fit the typical 8 column Tab. Colour & B&W|
|5″ and 7.1″ widths|
|PublicNotice_10_4ads_k.zip||These ads fit the two column widths 5″ and 7.1″, and should fit the typical 10 column Tab. Colour & B&W|