Ex­cel­lent jour­nal­ism

The Prince George Citizen - - Opinion -

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

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