We have put community-relevant ads in front of Sooke residents, millions of times. If you want to reach Sooke, speak to us! We’ve hosted a huge number of ads so far, and designed many of them ourselves. See a sampling of our past ads here.

The minimum ad run is 10 days.

Rates: Please contact us for current rates.


  • *TOP Banner ad 180×800 pixels
  • *Midway/End Banner 180×800 pixels
  • *Instory ad 336×280 pixels, or 4 inches by 4.5
  • Strip ad 90×400 pixels

Discounts are available for term contracts.

Templates (Right-click and Save-as…)

Ad composition: Additional charges apply

About the main ad types

Banner ads:

  • Displayed on all pages (front page, weather, traffic, jobs, horoscope etc) and on all articles, in rotation
  • Four placements include the top, before the comments, after the comments and in the right column
  • Seen on PCs and smart phones
  • Annual discount available
  • Most commonly used as a branding tool, annual contracts

In-story ads:

  • Displayed on most articles, in rotation
  • Two placements include in mot articles, and in the right OR left column
  • Seen on PCs and smart phones.
  • Annual contract heavily discounted (50% off)
  • Most commonly used for events, though some businesses have this one on an annual contract

Strip ads

  • Seen only in the right hand column when viewing on a PC
  • Half of our readers access the news on smartphones, and the other half on PCs
  • Charged monthly
  • Most commonly used for smaller-budget branding


Free exposure, in the hundreds

  • Are you HIRING? Let us know, we’ll post your job. No charge. Because we like to see locals employed locally. There are extra charges for cross promotion on SPN social media sites.
  • Send us your press release, event poster and any other details
  • Complete our Feature Entrepreneur questionnaire and share your experiences of becoming an entrepreneur

Your expertise is running your business; ours is promoting your business electronically to the 12,000 residents in the Greater Sooke area.

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