Changes at the Rossland Telegraph

Sara Golling
By Sara Golling
December 22nd, 2014

Dear Readers:

I am deeply saddened by the departure of Adrian Barnes as the editor of the Rossland Telegraph.

I am especially saddened that he was unable to find any experienced, knowledgeable editor to take over from him. 

I agreed to step in,  because I think the Telegraph is a valuable community resource — it’s local, it’s independent, it’s not part of a news empire managed for the profits of distant shareholders and presenting news heavily biased to suit its distant advertisers.  It provides a community discussion forum on news items, and news of local interest.  It provides space for fairly complete reporting on Rossland City Council, and soon you will see reports on the meetings of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary as well. 

The local government news is especially important because the City, and the RDBK, make decisions that profoundly affect all of us who live here.  Knowing what they do enables citizens to better participate in our governance and to provide representatives with well-informed input.

You may notice a slight change in “flavour” at the Telegraph over the coming weeks; that’s inevitable simply because Adrian and I are different people, with different views.  

Meanwhile, I rely on your kindness and patience while I figure out what this job entails, and how to do it.  And I wish all of you a happy holiday season, with all the snow and sunshine you desire. 

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