Today we are pleased to welcome the Straight Goods family of websites to While Straight Goods has ceased publishing, will maintain an archive of the 13 years of online coverage provided by Straight Goods News, and has welcomed all Straight Goods News contributors to continue providing innovative coverage under the banner.

“We are honoured to have the Straight Goods News fine writing and legacy part of It’s not an easy time for independent media, but we’re both survivors and this lets the best of Straight Goods News live on as continues to insert strong voices with alternative messages into the Canadian media landscape,” said Publisher Kim Elliott.

“It’s hard to say goodbye to a dream, but it made sense for us to pass the torch on to a publication that is in sync with our objectives,” said Straight Goods News Publisher Ish Theilheimer. has already started to work with Straight Goods News writers and staff on new projects, including the recent coverage of the Conservative convention and Pros & Cons counter-summit in Alberta.

“Combining the strengths of both publications is great news for our shared readership, as well as for our funders and members,” said Director of Emerging Media, Wayne MacPhail. is Canada’s most popular source for independent news and views, and features original news, opinion, book reviews, podcasts and live and pre-recorded videos exploring issues facing Canadians. marked 12 years of providing 100 per cent free news content to Canadians on April 18, 2013.