Metroland Media Group
December 03, 2009 17:39 ET
Metroland Media Group Launches LifeNews.ca- a Complete Source of Ontario Obituaries and Other Life Stages Announcements
New Lifenews.ca announcement site from Metroland offers thousands of listings of recent deaths, marriages, baby announcements and more from across Ontario.
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2009) - Metroland Media Group is proud to introduce Lifenews.ca, a new site dedicated to marking life stage milestones of people in Ontario.
Lifenews.ca aggregates Ontario obituaries, baby births, marriage announcements and other celebrations from Ontario newspapers. Visitors can access Lifenews.ca directly or from the partner newspaper sites. They can search by name, date or category, and leave condolences and congratulations in Guest Books. Viewers can also link to Facebook to share comments or announcements on their profile. Future plans include the option of adding video tributes and announcements.
Beverly Crandon, Director General Classifieds, Digital for Metroland says, "We created Lifenews.ca to mark people's lives and to satisfy our visitors' natural human interest in the celebrations and passing of those on their street, among their families and in their communities. Their stories may be happy or sad, but they always touch a chord."
Lifenews.ca is currently affiliated with twelve Ontario community papers with plans to add six more in the near future including papers that are currently working with an American obituaries-only site.
"When someone dies or has a baby, family and friends turn to local sources for information first, even if they live out of town. Lifenews.ca is another way these community papers can connect with their readers," says Crandon.
About Metroland Media Group: With more than 100 trusted community and daily newspapers and innovative websites including Wheels.ca, Gottarent.com, lifenews.ca and flyerland.ca. Metroland Media Group is dedicated to delivering relevant ways to help people connect with what matters most in their lives. www.metroland.com.