11 December 2023 • Online Edition • phone/fax: (519) 245-6116 • www.banner.on.ca • editor@banner.on.ca • $2.00 ($1.90 + GST)


Banner Publications is based in Strathroy, Ontario, in southwestern Ontario west of London. The business publishes a biweekly paid circulation community newspaper called The Middlesex BANNER, a quarterly free wide-circulation edition of the newspaper called the STRATHROY BANNER EXTRA, as well as a weekly updated website (banner.on.ca) and an annual telephone directory, the Middlesex BANNER BUSINESS PHONE GUIDEk.

The BANNER is a member of the Ontario Community Newspaper Association, as well as the Canadian Community Newspaper Association. Circulation is audited twice annually. The readership of 3,000 is well-educated, earns high incomes, has high disposable income due to the lower cost of living, and is a rural readership in the shadow of Canada’s 10th largest city (London).

Contact us:
Publisher/Editor: Brad Harness
Bookkeeper: Alan Good
Reporters: Alan Good, Chris Gareau, Olena Riznyk, Jan Sims
Advertising Sales: Brad Harness, Mark Holmes  
Designers: Brad Harness, Zac Kinsman  
Delivery Driver: Ken Whiting
Telephone: (519) 245-6116 in Strathroy
Fax: (519) 245-6116
Email: editor@banner.on.ca


1. Where is the BANNER office located? 71C Front Street West in Strathroy, across the street from Libro Credit Union.

2. What is our email address? editor@banner.on.ca

3. What is our fax number? (519) 245-6116, which is the same number as the office phone number.

4. Are we affiliated with any other newspapers in the region? No, we are independently owned.

5. What is the company called that owns The BANNER? BANNER Publications (a division of Trafalgar Victory Ltd.)

6. Who owns BANNER Publications? Banner Publications is a division of Trafalgar Victory Ltd., 71C Front St W, Strathroy, Ont. N7G 1X6

7. How long has The BANNER been published? Middlesex BANNER since December 1996 & Elgin BANNER since 2003-04 & re-launched in 2019-20 - closed 2020 when Covid-19 struck.

8. Can I get back issues? Probably, depending upon which one and whether we have any copies on file. (Cost is $2.25 each)

9. How many people work at The BANNER? Ten (3 full-time, 5 part-time) plus a half-dozen freelance contributors.

10. Can I submit a letter to the editor? Absolutely, just email it in and include your name, address and phone number for verification purposes. click here.

11. How do I take out a classified ad? click here

12. How do I get a subscription to The BANNER? click here

13. Can I send in a photo/story to go in The BANNER? Yes. Email it as an attachment (and include a caption or write-up about the photo, identifying people from left to right please). Email is to:  editor@banner.on.ca

14. How do I place a display ad in The BANNER?  click here

15. Will a reporter come out to cover our event or do a story that I think is important or of interest to BANNER readers?  Probably. Please email your idea to the editor (Brad Harness) at least 2 weeks before it happens at: editor@banner.on.ca

16. What are our deadlines? Thursdays at 5pm for advertising, Mondays by 10am for breaking news.

17. What day of the week do we publish? Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month. The Middlesex BANNER (2nd & 4th Wednesdays monthly).