Saturday, April 17, 2010

Negative coverage prompts city to take its ads out of town

The paper's attention to touchy local issues, including crime problems and questionable municipal spending, hasn't escaped the notice of Wetaskiwin's Mayor and city council either. They're not fans. Last month, council voted unanimously to pull city advertising from the free local paper and award it instead to a free paper based in the town of Millet, Alta., a community just under a half-hour to the north.

The scrutiny wasn't good for Wetaskiwin, says Mayor Don Montgomery.

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