About Grasslands News Group

Grasslands News Group (GNG) is a the publishing company of six community weekly newspapers located in southeast Saskatchewan.

Grasslands News Group (GNG) was founded in Oct. 2013 by four newspaper partners consisting of Chris Ashfield of Whitewood, SK., Greg Nesbitt and Ryan Nesbitt of Shoal Lake, MB., and George Brown, of Ponoko, AB. when the group purchased the Melville Advance, Whitewood Herald and Fort Qu’Appelle Times. In Sept. 2016, GNG bought the Grenfell Sun and Broadview Express and merged them into a single title called the Grenfell & Broadview Sun Express. In Aug. 2017, the Sun Express was merged with the Whitewood Herald to form the Whitewood-Grenfell Herald Sun. In Sept. 2021, the company started a new publication called the Kipling Clipper and in December 2021 they took over publishing the Indian Head-Wolseley News. In Oct. 2023 the company acquired the Quad Town Forum. Together, the six publications reach more than 15,000 readers every week.

The Herald Sun (originally the Whitewood Herald) has been in publication since 1893 while the Melville Advance has operated since 1928. The first issue of the Fort Times appeared in 1951. The Indian Head-Wolseley News has been publishing since 1912. The Quad Town Journal was started in 2014.

Along with publishing the newspaper, GNG also provides commercial printing services for a large variety of jobs, including business cards, flyers, posters, brochures, booklets, tickets, carbonless forms, letterheads, envelopes and large format printing such as coroplast, ACM, banners, arena board decals, vehicle decals, window decals and much more. They are also offer office supplies and stationery supplies from their offices in Melville and Whitewood.