Saskatchewan and Manitoba deserve independent journalism.

Over the last 20 years, on the Prairies and beyond,  local newsrooms have shrunk, which means not much investigative journalism gets done in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Flatlander will change this. Power needs to be held to account. Can you help us get started?

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Leon Willey and Kelly-Anne Riess. PHOTO BY TOM BARTLETT

A message from founder Kelly-Anne Riess

I know reader-funded journalism can work in our region and I hope you believe it too.

Soon after launching as a newsletter last fall, I asked for readers’ help to fund our first in-depth feature. We raised $600 in donations that directly paid for a story about the challenges of accessing disability benefits from MPI and SGI following a vehicle accident. I heard so much positive feedback on this story from readers, and want to expand The Flatlander to be able to do more of this important work.

Your donations will help us tell the stories that have long gone untold in the Prairies, and ensure that we can pay our freelance writers a fair wage. Every dollar makes a difference, especially in these early days, but monthly recurring contributions (memberships) are what will keep us sustainable in the long run

What do you say? Do you support independent news in the place we call home?

Become one of the first-ever members of The Flatlander by donating monthly. Thanks in advance for your generosity.


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