The Sunny South News is a community newspaper published every Tuesday by the Alta Newspaper Group Limited Partnership. Besides The News, this group includes five other community newspapers in Southern Alberta, The Taber Times, Vauxhall Advance, 40-Mile County Commentator and Cypress Courier, Westwind Weekly News and the Lethbridge Sun Times; two daily newspapers, the Lethbridge Herald and the Medicine Hat News, two specialty farm publications, the Prairie Post and the Prairie Post West as well as three southwest Saskatchewan Community newspapers, Shaunavon Standard, Maple Creek Advance Times and the Maple Creek News.
With a paid, weekly circulation of approximately 3,800 copies per issue, The Coaldale Sunny South Newspaper covers the towns of Coaldale and Picture Butte and the entire County of Lethbridge. These communities are located in the heart of Southern Alberta, Canada and are ideally situated between three metropolitan communities: Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Calgary. Rail lines, quality highways and an efficient airport nearby connect these communities to Canada’s east and west coast. The area’s major economic base is diversified farming, intensive livestock feeding operations and tourism.
The News strives to present an accurate and interesting reflection of community affairs and a forum for public opinion. Market surveys have shown high readership levels as local residents tend to take an avid interest in the affairs of their community. The News is a member of the Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association and the Canadian Community Newspaper Association.