Here’s to The Gleaner

Excited to see what the future holds.

Publié le 25 avril 2017

Support your community paper by reaching out and sharing your stories.

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I moved out to the Chateauguay Valley for many reasons. Love, mainly. My field doesn’t make the country an easy place to find work in—being an editor, and an Anglophone one at that, leaves me fairly limited. But in truth, I am lucky to be able to stay home and raise my children, which is one of the things I am trying to focus on.

My husband has to work a lot, but that’s a sacrifice that we have to make in order to establish ourselves—especially given the way that the workplace is today. Which brings me to my next point, which is how important I believe a little paper like The Gleaner to be, especially in a province that is so predominately French.

Going forward, I urge you all to step forward and support your community paper by reaching out and sharing your stories, regardless of how small you think they might be. Every story counts, and when we bring them altogether they make something so much bigger.

A Goodbye !

It has been a lovely two years (and a bit) working for The Gleaner.

I have enjoyed sharing my thoughts with you all, as well as being made a part of such an embracing and welcoming community. With some heaviness in my heart, I must admit that I will be leaving this lovely little paper. In September, I will be welcoming a third child, and as a result, I will need to focus on my family, and a more permanent placing, which means I must say my goodbyes.

This week is the last edition. Thank you!

I’ll still be writing via my blog, and will be available on Instagram via theoldwoodfarm, if you’d like to follow along.


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