Alta Vista's Community Newspaper


Welcome to the website of VISTAS, Alta Vista’s community newspaper!  Here you can access the current and past issues of the paper; you can also send letters to the editor, or contact the VISTAS staff (via the Contacts page).

In Memoriam: Marcia Gosse

Attention high school seniors:  VISTAS is offering a grant to students pursuing further studies in Writing, Journalism or Communication.  Details here.

VISTAS Editor Needed

VISTAS, your community newspaper, is looking to restructure its Editor position(s). We need a person who is interested in the Alta Vista/Canterbury area and is willing to work with others to continue publication of a newspaper which the community will enjoy reading. The Editor will be responsible for informing contributors of the monthly deadline, receiving ads, listing carriers needed, listing existing carriers, reviewing e-mailed articles, handling editorial letters, liaising with the community, etc. The Editor will prepare ten monthly issues (September to June), and upload each issue to the printing company for printing and distribution. These and other duties are currently divided between two Co-editors. VISTAS is looking for a volunteer Editor who is willing to work as part of a team to redefine the division of duties and to take a lead role in the production of VISTAS, which is produced using Adobe InDesign. Knowledge of typesetting and the production of newspapers/newsletters would be helpful. The ability to work to deadlines is essential. If you are interested in serving your community in this way, please e-mail a letter of interest to (Links to previous editions of VISTAS are at the left.)

VISTAS Pickup Locations:

Elmvale Library Riverside Hospital
Alta Vista Library General Hospital
Independent at Bank and Alta Vista Children’s Hospital
Canterbury Community Centre Rehabilitation Centre
Metro Store at Walkley Dempsey Community Centre
All of the shops in the Kilborn Mall Alta Vista Plaza Businesses (by the Independent Grocer)
John Fraser’s office Blue Heron Mall businesses (except Farm Boy)
David McGuinty’s office 3 Sisters Bakeshop (Arch St.)
Jean Cloutier’s office Shoppers Drug Mart (Alta Vista at Dorion)
Heron Road Multi-Service Centre Canadian Blood Services
Billings Estate The Perley
Kilborn Medical