14 July 2024 • Online Edition • phone/fax: (519) 245-6116 • www.banner.on.ca • editor@banner.on.ca • $2.25 ($2.14 + GST)


Banner Publications is based in Strathroy, Ontario, in southwestern Ontario west of London. The business publishes a twice a month paid circulation community newspaper called The Middlesex BANNER, as well as a weekly updated website (banner.on.ca).

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: Mark Holmes
Bookkeeper: Alan Good
Reporters: Alan Good, David Gomez, Olena Riznyk, Jan Sims
Advertising Sales: Mark Holmes  
Designers: 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? Yes, we are affiliated with the London Publishing Corp. who support over 30 local papers throughout Ontario, Quebec, and the Northern states.

5. What is the company called that owns The BANNER? London Publishing Corp.

6. 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.

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

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

9. 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.

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

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

14. 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

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

16. 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 (David Gomez) at least 2 weeks before it happens at: editor@banner.on.ca

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

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