Established by long-time local journalist and editor Nelson Zandbergen, Nation Valley News Ltd. is an all-digital news and advertising company — and the only locally owned news outlet in the Township of North Dundas. We’re happy to have been embraced by the community we serve.

Our news coverage area is focused on the South Nation River valley. Our advertising services, however, are unlimited by geographic bounds. We offer social-media marketing help for local businesses that often don’t have the time or expertise to make full use of Facebook’s extremely powerful and far-reaching platform. Through words, video, sound and imagery, let Nation Valley News efficiently and economically reach your clients where they are today! (And that’s on the digital devices they hold in their hands wherever they go — not newsprint and not radio.) 

Our website, nationvalleynews.com, averages over 50,000 unique visitors every month. Conventional banner advertising is available on the site. Even more economical advertising options are available for churches and service clubs that have simple events to publicize. (Please don’t think a classified newsprint ad is your only option! Call us to learn more.)

Nation Valley News Ltd. is based in Chesterville, operating out of the MB Foster/Storm Internet building at 2808 County Rd. 7 (also known as 82 Main Street on some maps).

Nation Valley News Ltd. founder Nelson Zandbergen is interviewed by CFRA’s Dan Pihlainen in 2016, below.


Zandbergen is interviewed by CKCU’s Michael ‘tic’ Houston in 2016, below.

Special thanks to longtime CKCU volunteer and radio host Michael Houston (photo, right) for having me as a guest on his ‘Wednesday Special Blend’ morning show a couple of weeks ago to discuss Nation Valley News and other local topics. My apologies to Michael — aka ‘tic’ — for not leaving myself quite enough time to contend with Ottawa’s rush-hour traffic and then cementing my hick status upon arrival at the Carleton University campus. But I did finally find a friendly parking machine and then, after some meandering, managed to stumble into the hidden studio for a good chat with the Finch resident, who’s known locally for his annual summer Barnstorm event. The interview is presented here — minus most of the preceding airtime in which tic was left twisting because of my embarrassing tardiness. Did I mention that tic is a great and gracious host?