🍁 Canadian Independent Media

Continually updated list of independent Canadian professional, digital-first news outlets.

  • Blacklock‘s Reporter

    Blacklock’s Reporter covers news you won’t find anywhere else: bills and regulations; reports and committees; Federal Court and public accounts. We’re the only reporter-owned and operated newsroom in Ottawa that finds the facts needed by business, labour and associations.


  • The Breaker

    theBreaker is your source for news, opinion and analysis about British Columbia issues and institutions. It is a vehicle to stop secrecy, unravel the spin and enable citizens to better scrutinize those who hold power and influence on the west coast of Canada and beyond.


  • Canadaland

    canadaland is a news site and podcast network funded by our audience. Our primary focus is on Canadian media, news, current affairs, and politics.


  • Capital Daily

    In-depth reporting and long-form journalism from Victoria


  • The Coast

    The Coast has had a clear mission: to cover Halifax better than any other media organization on the planet.


  • La Converse

    La Converse est un nouveau média d’actualités numériques. Nous croyons en un journalisme de dialogue qui rejoint vos préoccupations. À travers nos infolettres hebdomadaires, nous souhaitons remplir les zones d’ombre de l’actualité.


  • The Discourse

    The Discourse is a digital news media company based in Vancouver B.C. We provide community-powered journalism to underserved communities. We currently operate digital media serving the Cowichan Valley, southern Alberta, Francophone Quebec and Indigenous communities in the Okanagan Valley and Vancouver Island.


  • Fraser Valley Current

    Plug in to the news that matters in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and the rest of the Fraser Valley.


  • Hakai Magazine

    Hakai Magazine explores science, society, and the environment from a coastal perspective.


  • Halifax Examiner

    The Halifax Examiner was founded by investigative reporter Tim Bousquet.


  • The Independent

    The Independent is a digital periodical with deep roots in Newfoundland and Labrador. We’re committed to telling stories and publishing commentary inspired and written by the people of Newfoundland and Labrador for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.


  • Indiginews

    At IndigiNews we’re committed to listening to the communities we serve and making sure their stories are heard, understood and respected.


  • Ku'ku'kwes News

    Kukukwes.com is the only independent news website that covers Indigenous news in Atlantic Canada.


  • The Line

    We are a collection of Canadian newspaper and magazine writers creating an outlet for engaging, irreverent writing. We’re not culture warriors. We’re not partisan. But we are tired of institutional cultures enforcing a state of stifling conformity.


  • Livewire Calgary

    We’re telling stories Calgary cares about. No, the ones they REALLY care about. And we’re going to do it in a way that’s fair and agenda-free.


  • The Logic

    In-depth reporting on the innovation economy


  • The Narwhal

    Our team of investigative journalists dives deep to tell stories about Canada’s natural world you can’t find anywhere else.


  • National Observer

    Observer Media Group has led the digital re-invention of Canadian media, driven the national conversation on energy and climate change, and made history as the first all-digital publication to win a National Newspaper Award and a Michener Award citation.


  • The Ottawan

    We’re creating a new media for Ottawa – one that is not beholden to any one and free to cover what we like, and to cover what really matters to the people that live here.


  • Passage

    Passage offers left-wing perspectives on politics, economics, and culture from Canadian writers and thinkers.


  • Peterborough Currents

    We are Peterborough Currents – a growing news outlet providing Peterborough with the high-quality local news our community deserves.


  • The Pigeon

    The Pigeon is your source of in-depth, long-form reporting about Canada-wide topics.


  • Ricochet

    Ricochet is an audacious response to a difficult context. Independent, dedicated to investigative journalism and incisive opinion, Ricochet seeks to illuminate the cultural and political diversity within Canada.


  • The Rover

    An interactive reporting project led by award-winning journalist Christopher Curtis in collaboration with Ricochet Media. Like all good journalism, this email list will anger the government.


  • The Sprawl

    Independent Alberta journalism that goes beyond the daily news grind.


  • Sun Peaks Independent News

    Sun Peaks Independent News is celebrating over 15 years as the community’s only local news source featuring the people, events and issues in B.C.’s fastest growing municipality. Our mission is to share stories and information to help the resort community of Sun Peaks flourish.


  • Taproot Edmonton

    Taproot Edmonton is a source of curiosity-driven stories about our city, cultivated by the community. We are building a new way to do local journalism and a new way to fund it, because the business model that used to support local journalism is broken. We want to replace what is being lost with something that is sustainable and responsive to the community we serve.


  • Tri-Cities Dispatch

    The Tri-Cities Dispatch is a local media non-profit covering the Tri-Cities area of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. Our mission is to provide residents of the Tri-Cities area with the news and information they need to stay in touch with their community, along with quality original reporting and journalism.


  • The Tyee

    We’re an independent, online news magazine from B.C. founded in 2003.


  • The Westshore

    We’re bringing independent, local-first, in-depth reporting to serve you and our community.


Publications in development
  • Burnaby Beacon

    The spaces, faces, & community stories that matter to Burnaby.


  • The Resolve

    Independent Canadian journalism centring, elevating and celebrating Black, Indigenous and POC voices and stories.