Street News, our community newspaper, conveys Voices from the Streets—a paper by and for those living close to the streets. Each exciting issue is packed full with News, Information, Stories, Poetry, Photography and Art.
The latest edition of Street News, is now available online. Click the image on the left to read or download a pdf version.
Please drop off articles and photos for Street News at Start Me Up Niagara. The next issue always in the works!
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2014 Issues (2)
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History of Street News
Some SMUN participants were frustrated about not having their voices heard when issues of homelessness and poverty were covered in the media. After some discussion they decided to start a newspaper.
The first edition of Street News was released December 2006. A paper for and by people who live close to the street became a new outlet for information and a forum for the expression of creative ideas and opinions. Street News continues today with the intention to add more voice to the community dialogue.
Two summer students, Catherine Sukkau and Elizabeth Anderson, along with many participants pulled the first edition together. It has grown since 2006 through the writing of many, and with the dedicated effort of editor in chief Liz Roulston, copy editor Melissa "Rainbow" and art director Mary Jo Fitz Gibbon.
Initially 3,000 copies were distributed throughout the city by Street News volunteers to businesses, agencies and individuals. We now print about 1,500 paper copies for distribution and post the paper on our website.