The Commentator is a community newspaper published every Tuesday by the Alta Newspaper Group Limited Partnership. Besides The Commentator, this group includes five other community newspapers in Southern Alberta, The Taber Times, Sunny South News, Bow Island County Commentator, Westwind Weekly News and the Lethbridge Sun Times; two daily newspapers, the Lethbridge Herald and the Medicine Hat News, two specialty farm publications, the Prairie Post and the Prairie Post West as well as three southwest Saskatchewan Community newspapers, Shaunavon Standard, Maple Creek Advance Times and the Maple Creek News.
With a paid, weekly circulation of over 6,000, The Commentator serves the County of Forty Mile, Cypress County, the Town of Redcliff, the communities of Bow Island, Burdett, and Foremost and the many hamlets in southeastern Alberta.
The Commentator strives to present an accurate and interesting reflection of community affairs and a forum for public opinion. Market surveys have show high readership levels as local residents tend to take an avid interest in the affairs of the community.
The Commentator is a member of the Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association and the Canadian Community Newspaper Association.