About Us

Erie Media

Erie Media is an online community news platform currently serving the communities in South Niagara. These communities are St. Catharines, Welland, Pelham, Port Colborne, Wainfleet, including Long Beach, and Fort Erie including Stevensville and Ridgeway/Crystal Beach.

A community news platform is a little different than a newspaper. Erie Media makes use of public submissions, news releases, and stories from the community.

We averaged 17,000 views to our newspaper a month last year.

Melanie Ker: Advertising Sales Rep

Melanie KerMelanie is a seasoned professional in the local newspaper scene. Currently running Erie Media’s advertising department.

She is excited to be back in the field of advertising. She has nearly 10 years of advertising experience in the newspaper industry and has sales experience in other fields as well. Her creativity and artistic eye for colour and design gives her an edge in creating successful ads.

Her skill with layout and graphics makes her a popular choice with many advertisers. She believes in a good ad at a fair price and works hard to help businesses stand out with each one having their own unique selling advantage. Her honesty and sincerity is a refreshing view of advertising. Her friendly, outgoing personality makes it easy to talk to her about the individual needs of your business.

Melanie sets the bar high when it comes to ethics and gives 100% to any task she takes on. She enjoys photography and anything that lets her be creative. She resides in Port Colborne with her husband Aaron, who is a certified financial planner, and together they have three children and 2 cats.

Advertisers, please email her at melanie.ker@eriemedia.ca to advertise with us.

J.T. Lewis: Multimedia Journalist

J.T. Lewis
J.T. Lewis

J.T. Lewis is an award-winning news photographer who has a passion for local community news. He is also the person that has worked as the developer to make Erie Media into what it is today.

J.T. brings a high level of professionalism to his news coverage. He works diligently to report the news accurately.

He is a former teacher of photography in the journalism program at the local college and has several years of experience teaching general photography techniques to students.

He currently resides in Port Colborne and has an interest in scuba diving and underwater photography.

All editorial-related material and inquiries can be emailed to jtlewis@eriemedia.ca .

National NewsMedia Council Member

Erie Media is a member of the National NewsMedia Council, a voluntary self-regulatory organization that deals with journalistic practises and ethics. If you have an unresolved complaint about news stories, opinion columns or photos, please visit our web site at mediacouncil.ca or call 1-844-877-1163.