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Welcome to StratfordToday!

The big moment has finally arrived: the official launch of your go-to source for local news and information

Looking for reliable hometown headlines? You definitely clicked on the right place.

Welcome to, the latest addition to Village Media’s expanding network of news websites that specialize in hyper-local journalism. We cover the stories that matter most: the ones right in your neighbourhood.

Launched this morning, StratfordToday is Village Media’s 17th owned-and-operated local news website in Ontario, joining nearby sites such as GuelphToday, CambridgeToday and EloraFergusToday.

“We are thrilled to be in Stratford, a place where people care deeply about their community and the news and events happening around them,” says Jeff Elgie, the CEO of Village Media. “We have an amazing team in place and we’re looking forward to showing local residents why they should turn to us first for breaking news and deeper coverage.”

The editor of StratfordToday is Paul Cluff, a respected veteran journalist who knows his city as well as anyone. Joining him on the news team is Conchita Galvez, a talented reporter and storyteller.

Born digital, Village Media’s free and accessible websites are designed to be super-fast and easy to navigate, whether you’re on a phone, computer or tablet. More importantly, each site is a trusted source of reliable, fact-based journalism and other important information, including weather reports, obituaries and classifieds.

“When done with purpose and passion, local journalism has the power to connect communities like nothing else can,” says Michael Friscolanti, the Editor-in-Chief of Village Media. “We introduce you to fascinating neighbours and celebrate local triumphs, but we also ask the tough questions and hold decision-makers to account. When local news thrives, everyone benefits.”

An industry leader in local digital media, Village Media strives to strengthen the communities it serves through an integrated approach to community-first journalism, sales and marketing. The company’s growing network of 60 owned-and-operated and partner sites in Canada and the United States operate on an innovative, custom-built content management system developed in-house.

Be sure to follow StratfordToday on Facebook and Twitter to see local updates right in your feed.

And if you haven’t yet, please sign up for our free newsletter, The Daily, to receive Stratford’s latest local news headlines delivered directly to your inbox every afternoon.