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    head line from their site...
    SooNews.ca will sign-off ending a six year run

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    They are re-opening as local2.ca

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    Craig had hinted about major changes in his life a week or so ago on a friends facebook. I'm going to hazard a guess and say this is what he was talking about.
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    A slight delay this morning folks - the new site will be launched later today - stay tuned!

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    Interesting

    LOCAL2 is a Hyperlocal News and Information Platform set to launch in early 2011. Headquartered in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, LOCAL2 aims to launch several offices across Northern Ontario in 2011 and eventually expand across Canada to meet the demand for Internet based media and to fill the void left by failing newspapers, television stations and other legacy media outlets.

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    What's so great about this



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    Quote Originally Posted by Macs II View Post
    What's so great about this?
    It is a lot better than anything else offered in this venue. I suppose you can do or have better? No? So then you are just belittling someone else's efforts, ah, got cha.
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    The new site looks nice from what I see. I'm looking at it on the iphone so Its hard to get a full view.

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    Is it complicated to make a mobile site?

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    I am confident it would be beyond my abilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Official Cat of Soonet View Post
    The new site looks nice from what I see. I'm looking at it on the iphone so Its hard to get a full view.
    You have got to be the coolest cat if not in Algoma then in the Sault proper. With out opposable thumbs and you have an iPhone and can work it. BRAVO, sir cat, bravo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anapeg View Post
    You have got to be the coolest cat if not in Algoma then in the Sault proper. With out opposable thumbs and you have an iPhone and can work it. BRAVO, sir cat, bravo!
    If Lassie can save timmy, and Littlest Hobo can solve crimes and Chance and Sassy can find their way home from a different city and a group of dogs can play poker, is it really far fetched? PS I'm not even in ontario

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    awesome job, craig and jake. the new site and concept is fantastic. best of luck to the both of you.

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    Are we still going to receive vague headlines on the home page that lead us to a story that took place in Minnesota or LA? I believe a local site should be posting local news on the home page. If we wanna read about whats happening in Texas then give us a subsection to look at, instead of plastering out of town/out of country news on the home page.

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    I am not excired about it. There are no forums...the weather from the Island man is gone....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7UP View Post
    I am not excired about it. There are no forums...the weather from the Island man is gone....
    Ditto
    Why are you hiding behind a username?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HBomb View Post
    Are we still going to receive vague headlines on the home page that lead us to a story that took place in Minnesota or LA? I believe a local site should be posting local news on the home page. If we wanna read about whats happening in Texas then give us a subsection to look at, instead of plastering out of town/out of country news on the home page.
    From what I have seen on the site, you can choose between local, sports, national, crime etc. All of the content seems to be sorted and easy to find. I like it a lot.
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    The weather is still supplied by Jerry Shields...that's his forecast that you see and we also have many more weather features under weather....but there's still a lot to be rolled out so just hang tight...we won't have the forums like this board or the one we had with soonews, people can post directly to any article . video posted plus we will have a generic "forum" called the BUZZ....it will be updated daily ....still lots more to come including a very nice classified section and a brand new features page...

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    I just looked at in on a full screen. I must say it's a pretty good looking site.

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