So glad you asked! theHumm is a free, monthly, independent newspaper covering Arts, Entertainment and Ideas in the small towns and communities of the Ottawa Valley (so far it can be found in Almonte, Perth, Carleton Place, Westport, Pakenham, Carp, Arnprior, Lanark, Smiths Falls, Burnstown, White Lake, Balderson, Merrickville and smattering in Ottawa). Circulation ranges from 7000–9000 copies, depending on the season.
The paper has been around since 1998. It is designed, edited and published by Kris and Rob Riendeau, but its contributors and columnists come from throughout the Valley. They are talented individuals who are dedicated to promoting and enhancing their communities.
In addition to the paper version (which is delivered to shops, restaurants, libraries, community hang-outs and visitor attractions in the above-mentioned towns), we also maintain a website (but you know that — you’re already here, you clever thing). If you want any other information about us, feel free to contact us, or read the answers to our frequently asked questions.
theHummOnline is our latest endeavour and it aims to pull together the best of theHumm and add value through an expanded online calendar, directory of local resources, photo galleries, and much more!