The importance of local newspapers

The Summerland Review opened in Lower Town more than 100 years ago and has served an important role in our community ever since.

The Summerland Review opened in Lower Town more than 100 years ago and has served an important role in our community ever since.

The Summerland Review opened in Lower Town more than 100 years ago and has served an important role in our community ever since.

The Review made its debut on Aug. 8, 1908 — the year this photo was taken — and sold on a subscription basis of $2 per year.

Local newspapers in Canada continue to play an influential role in setting agendas and shaping opinion for discussion in local affairs.

Newspapers, like the Summerland Review, as well as the internet are vital to maintaining an educated citizenry.