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VIDEO: Our news site is launching a social network that's all local

Years in the making, SPACES is designed to be safe, civil and 100 per cent community-powered. Jeff Elgie, the CEO of Village Media, told us all about the project during a recent appearance on our podcast

Our local news organization is building its very own social network — an online gathering place that is safe, civil and 100 per cent community-powered.

Simply put, SPACES is our attempt to bring back genuine local engagement, helping you connect even deeper with the people, places, events and traditions that make your hometown so wonderful.

If you haven't already, be sure to join the waitlist as our big project nears completion.

Jeff Elgie, the CEO of Village Media, was a recent guest on our Inside the Village podcast. He talked about the years of work that has gone into creating SPACES, and what the platform will look like when it goes live later this year.

You can watch the full episode HERE.

Hosted by Scott Sexsmith and Michael Friscolanti, the Editor-in-Chief of Village Media, Inside the Village is a news and current affairs podcast that provides a weekly window into some of the best local journalism from across our chain of Ontario newsrooms. Produced by Derek Turner, the program also explores bigger-picture issues that impact people across the province.

Every episode is available HERE. If you prefer the audio version, it is available wherever you find your favourite podcasts.

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