Rossland Telegraph’s second editor retires. Will there be a third?

Sara Golling
By Sara Golling
December 21st, 2020

The new year will start a new era in the life of the Rossland Telegraph. 

Founded in 2008 with Adrian Barnes as its first editor, the Telegraph continued without him when his health deteriorated and he persuaded the next editor to take it on.  That was me; I have edited the Telegraph for six years – as long as Adrian did – but celebrated my 75th birthday last month and am determined to retire. Mostly.

It would be better to pass the care and feeding of Rossland’s only truly local publication on to a Rosslander with a strong sense of community, but so far no one has shown willing to do this job.  In hopes that someone suitable in Rossland will eventually continue the Rossland Telegraph as a Rossland-owned and edited publication that reports on City Council and other Rossland concerns, I am turning the immediate editing duties over to a caretaking team.

I remain the owner of the Rossland Telegraph, and will still do some of the reporting on City Council, but two colleagues who edit The Nelson Daily and the Castlegar Source – Bruce Fuhr and Kyra Hoggan – will take over and share the principal editing duties for the time being.

If you’re a Rosslander interested in being the owner and editor, get in touch and we’ll talk. Meanwhile, I intend to go snowshoeing more often, and then to spend more time in the garden and on the local trails. Perhaps even to go kayaking again.

As I wave good-bye, I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season – preferably at home.

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