Salter New Media Launches Canadian Auction Site

Salter New Media announced the Toronto
launch of its Internet service,, an online auction site
local shoppers.

Launched in Halifax on Jan. 15, claim to be “the first
auction site in Canada to focus exclusively on local markets.”

The Halifax site now features over $2 million in merchandise up for
computers, automobiles and real estate, even an island. In the first 15
of operations, attracted more than 245,000 page views, and
now has
over 1,000 registered local users.

“Salter New Media’s approach is to produce Internet content and services
local markets, to build brand loyalty from the ground up and to
these services in markets across Canada,” said Catherine Tait, president
Salter New Media. “Torontonians now have the opportunity to access their
auction site, to bid on products in their local area, and to go out and
the tires’ before finalizing a deal.” vendors include individuals offering single items to sell,
as well
as retail businesses selling stock products at a discount. Each listing
on the
site can include a photo, as well as a detailed description and delivery

Kodak Canada is providing assistance for sellers who want to use images online. Pictures can be
scanned and
copied to diskette at any one of over 500 Kodak
Picture Maker locations across Canada.

Salter New Media is an affiliate of Salter Street Films and Maritime
& Telegraph Co. Ltd. Salter New Media was launched in August 1998;
products to
date include the satirical news site and the financial

Salter Street Films is an integrated entertainment company that
produces and distributes original film and television programming as
well as
content for the Internet.

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