Residents of the Sunnyslope Drive area have a new monthly neighbourhood magazine to look call their own.
Folks who live in the western extremes of Corner Brook should have found a copy of the publication, Sunnyslope Neighbours, in their mailboxes in December and should get another one soon.
The undertaking is a project of Best Version Media, an American-based company that distributes localized magazines to neighbourhoods known to have larger concentrations of younger families.
Each month, publisher Sandy Goulding and writer Tonya Organ plan to feature a family from the neighbourhood. The magazine also includes information about upcoming events in the region, not limited to the target neighborhood, as well as a home-cooking recipe page and articles on health and lifestyles.
Of course, the magazine also includes advertising to help make it a product that can be distributed freely.
In addition to Sunnyslope Drive, Carberry’s Road and associated side streets, the magazine is distributed throughout the adjacent upper Country Road area, including the Glenhaven Boulevard/Valleyview Drive to Green Garden Road and Reid’s Road to Boone’s Road areas.
Goulding said the aim is to offer a nicely packaged newsletter type of product to the residents, as opposed to a hard news publication.
“It’s never going to be about politics or religion or anything controversial,” he said. “It’s always going to be family oriented.”
The first one sent out in December featured the family of Sandra and Kurt Specker of Valleyview Drive, while the January edition will feature Todd and Marlo Doman of Marshall Crescent.
The magazine will be distributed the first week of the month.
Corner Brook is the first location in Newfoundland and Labrador for the publication, which has its Canadian base in Peterborough, Ont.
“We have a lot of families who are interested in presenting themselves to the neighbourhood and discussing why they like it here,” said Goulding.