(a quick update)
My research into this topic was somehow sidetracked into a search of local newspapers.
. BC newspapers list at Stuff.com
. ~ at Google Directory
. Free Community papers at VPL
. CPIQ database listing (per VPL)
. List from ShopinVancouver.com
. ~ from ThePaperBoy.com
. Freebase listing
. Ulrich's (per VPL)
. Eye on Vancouver
. Mondo Times
A good starting point, perhaps, to understand the local newspaper scene.
Newspaper blog monetization, however, is a somewhat different kettle of fish...
Tech writer's tweets suggest targeted advertising for Twitter
Alan Mutter’s plan for newspapers is an industry-owned ad venture
See his links? >> Monetize blog without seo
affiliate blog convert
long tail keywords