Skip to content

MiltonToday joins our growing network of local news sites

Launched this morning, our new sister site in Milton will be dedicated to telling the stories that matter most: the ones closest to home

Our Village has grown again.

Village Media, the local news company that operates this community website, has added another Ontario news source to its roster:

Launched this morning, MiltonToday is Village Media’s 24th owned-and-operated local news outlet in the province, joining nearby sites BurlingtonToday, HaltonHillsToday and the recently revamped Oakville News.

Our roster also includes The Trillium, the largest team of Queen's Park journalists covering provincial politics and policy at the Ontario Legislature.

“We are very excited to be in Milton, reporting on the news and events that are most important to local residents," says Jeff Elgie, the CEO of Village Media. “We have a fantastic team in place and we’re looking forward to providing the same kind of impactful coverage as our other sites in Halton Region."

The editor of MiltonToday is Steve LeBlanc, a longtime resident with a decades-long track record in community journalism. Readers know him best for his excellent sports reporting (he was inducted into the Milton Sports Hall of Fame in 2022), but LeBlanc has covered it all during his career.

Joining him on the team is Bambang Sadewo, a talented reporter with a passion for local storytelling. Having covered Milton closely for the past five years, he is committed to shedding light on the town’s triumphs and challenges while amplifying the voice of its diverse and vibrant communities.

“As a lifelong Miltonian who’s covered this town’s happenings for nearly three decades, I’m excited for this new chapter to share stories that matter most to you," LeBlanc says. "Let’s get started.”

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 accurate, fact-based journalism and other important information, including weather reports, obituaries and classifieds.

This week, Village also announced the addition of SPACES.CA, a soon-to-be-launched social network that is safe, civil — and 100 per cent community-powered. When it goes live later this year, SPACES will help connect you even deeper with the people, places, events and traditions that make your hometown so wonderful.

“When done with purpose and passion, local journalism has the power to connect and inform 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.”

If you haven't already, be sure to sign up for MiltonToday's free e-mail newsletter, which delivers the latest local headlines to your inbox every afternoon at 3 p.m.

Have a tip you want to share with our reporters? Please reach out: [email protected].