The Barrhead Leader
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The Barrhead Leader is an award-winning weekly newspaper in a vibrant, fast-growing community located a short distance northwest of Edmonton.
A team of 10 works out of the Barrhead office, while their cartoonist and indispensable distribution staff work out of the Westlock office and ensure the Leader is delivered promptly every Tuesday.
A two-person newsroom provides extensive coverage of local news and sports, dedicated to keeping the community informed about local events and providing thought-provoking editorials.
The Leader has a verified circulation of just under 4,000 with 87 per cent of adults reading the the Leader every week (ComBase 2005: 2 Year Data).
A second section, Town & Country, runs in the Barrhead Leader, Westlock News, Athabasca Advocate, and Lac La Biche Post and reaches over 16,000 households.
The Leader published its first issue in 1927 as the Barrhead News, the same year Barrhead was founded.
The Barrhead Leader is owned by Great West Newspapers, LP. This partnership has newspapers in several Alberta communities. The president of Great West Newspapers is Duff Jamison, publisher of the St. Albert Gazette. Paul Rockley, publisher of the Okotoks Western Wheel, is executive vice president.
Great West Newspapers is committed to producing quality newspapers offers advertising markets throughout Alberta. Other Great West publications include: Airdrie City View, Athabasca Advocate, Barrhead Leader, Carstairs Courier, Didsbury Review, Elk Point Review, FFWD Weekly (Calgary), Innisfail Province, Lac La Biche Post, Mountain View Gazette, Okotoks Western Wheel, Olds Albertan, Red Deer Express, Rocky View Weekly, St. Albert Gazette, St. Paul Journal, SEE Magazine (Edmonton), Sundre Round Up, Town & Country, Westlock News, Wheel & Deal (Alberta edition) and Wheel & Deal (Prairie edition).