This paper was originally founded to serve Scugog Township as an independent voice for the community, covering the news that mattered locally. Along the way, our coverage area grew to include most of what is commonly referred to as North Durham (Scugog, Uxbridge and Brock Townships) and the surrounding area. But what has not changed since those humble beginnings a decade ago, is the desire of our staff to tell relevant stories that connect with the community around us.
Through the years - as we pledged to do in our very first editorial - we have reported on the news local residents want to hear, the news people need to hear and sometimes the news people in this area may just as soon ignore.
When The Standard began printing in 2004, the world was shouting that newspapers were dying. In 2009, as we celebrated our fifth anniversary that same message was being screamed even louder. Yet we remain, because of the continued support of the community we are so privileged to serve.
Thank you for ten fantastic years. Because of you, there’s more to come!