I’m really going to miss The Citizen and I am grateful for all the excellent journalism and photography carried on your pages. Your newspaper has touched me in many ways.
Before we moved to Prince George in 1992, I ran a classified ad in The Citizen looking for a place to live. When I began work with the B.C. government, I dealt regularly with Citizen reporters and photographers. I learned that when I received an inquiry from a journalist like Gordon Hoekstra, I had better find out as much as I could even when the bureaucracy didn’t have answers or didn’t want to comment.
When that job finished, I found my next job (and several after that) through career ads in The Citizen. When I worked for the CNIB, I was grateful for all the support your newspaper provided to charity events and fundraisers.
During Prince George’s centennial in 2015, I was proud to have my articles on local history published in your paper.
We’ll miss The Citizen showing up each day in our mailbox.
At Christmas, our carrier would leave us a card. One year, after we had left him a card and gift in our mailbox, I noticed a large “thank you” written in the snow on the windshield of my truck.
Thanks to all of you for your hard work and best of luck in the future.
Jeff Elder, Prince George