Thursday, January 13, 2011

Yolk Region News

I just have to let you all know about this York Region News satire site I saw on twitter today called Yolk Region News There's not a lot of content on it yet but it looks like it will be a fun site to read.

Here is a description of the project from their About page


Welcome to Yolk Region News! Yolk Region News is produced by a volunteer team of 905 journalists and erstwhile scribblers who have lived in and around this region for decades. Yolk Region is undergoing rapid growth and change — growth that is far outpacing that of every other developed region in North America. Despite global calls for reductions in energy use and greenhouse gases, despite rapid loss of animal habit and a steep decline in bird populations, fish stocks and pollinators such as bees and wasps, Yolk Region continues to exist in a special reality that has little or nothing to do with the facts.

As the region borrows record amounts of money to build infrastructure to support the construction of thousands of new energy sapping monster homes, it continues to preach sustainability and environmental stewardship to residents. We do not believe that these sorts of facts are sustainable without help.

Although some residents have already noticed that the editorial content of this publication in not — in the strictest sense — “factual”, we find that Yolk region now faces a reality in which the facts have become a stranger to truth. Further, due to the aforementioned rapid expansion, we find that traditional media are simply unable to keep up with the growth of facts in our region. In order to make up for this shortfall, has no choice but to make stuff up.

Despite all, we love our community and we mean no harm.

The staff.

I hope they keep it up, we certainly get very little of value from the real media in York Region.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for your kind words. would love to hear from people interested in writing satirical articles about York Region. I hope Newmarket Watch continues also -- the more independent voices, the better.