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Newspaper routes are a great way to earn extra money.

If you are looking for a way to earn some money while spending time outdoors and meeting new people, then a newspaper route might be the thing for you.

A weekly paper route can be a good fit for almost anyone. We currently have carriers as young as seven and as old as eighty plus. Our carriers come from all walks of life and backgrounds. We also participate in supported employment for individuals with developmental disabilities.

A paper route can be a great first job as it teaches job skills including time management, a work ethic and responsibility. One of the things Tim Kenna, owner of Castlegar Dairy Queen looks for on a resume when someone applies for a job is newspaper carrier experience. “Especially if it is long term. It shows they are willing to work,” said Kenna. “It says they want to earn money, but they realize that there are responsibilities. With a job comes responsibilities.”

Paper routes are a great way for kids to earn their own spending money and start a savings account. Several of our carriers have recently paid for part of their college educations with their savings.

Besides the work experience and financial benefits, paper routes are also great exercise.

In addition to weekly carriers, we are also looking for adults or teens who would like to become substitute carriers that would fill in on short notice, these routes have an additional pay incentive.

Castlegar News is offering a one-time opportunity for our Christmas Eve delivery. We will pay substitutes a rate of $20 per hour, rather than the usual per paper price. If you are interested in a carrier position, please contact Pam at 250-365-7556.