Launched in April 2000 by a few local friends in Saint John, here started as a volunteer-driven bi-weekly alternative newspaper. Two years later, the company added a financial partner, and began publishing weekly. In April 2004, here expanded again and started printing a Moncton edition.
here was created to offer a fresh perspective on topics such as the arts, politics, entertainment, and social issues, and to reflect the views of a young, progressive voice. The company’s vision was to have three editions of the newspaper in the province’s major urban centres – Saint John, Moncton, and Fredericton – making here the urban voice of New Brunswick.
Owners Janet Scott, Mark Leger, Judith Mackin, and Stephen Yaffe established here newspaper’s solid name and reputation and wanted here to be an important part of the media mix, while ensuring quality journalism.
Staff, freelancers, and volunteers spent countless hours building here, and readers, advertisers, and friends of the newspaper offered valuable feedback and support.
Sadly, due to competitive factors, and the desire to keep staff employed, the owners of here newspaper sold their publishing rights in 2004 to Brunswick New Inc.