COVID-19 has definitely shaken things up for businesses, and the Bashaw Star and other papers in the Black Press Media Group are no exception. We’ve had to change the way we cover news, in an effort to continue delivering accurate and reliable information to readers, as well as featuring the stories that matter to you.
As most of you may know, the Bashaw Star and Ponoka News’ reporter Jordie Dwyer moved on to a new opportunity at the beginning of last month. We wish him well! Unfortunately, at this time, largely due to the affects of COVID-19 on our operations, we are unable to fill a reporter position for the Bashaw Star and Ponoka News.
As the reporter position was largely responsible for coverage of Bashaw, I will now be taking a more active role in collecting and writing local stories for Bashaw and I’d like to take this opportunity to re-introduce myself to the community.
I’ve been the editor of the Bashaw Star and Ponoka News since April, 2019.
I live in Ponoka with my husband and three children, and we love the outdoor recreational opportunities available right in our own backyard, stretching from Ponoka to Bashaw and beyond. This past summer, we spent time at Pelican Point, Big Knife Provincial Park, Alix campground, and other destinations in the Alberta Badlands.
With all change, comes opportunity, and I’m looking forward to getting to know the community and people of Bashaw better.
I’d like to hear from readers about what news matters the most to them, and what they’d like to see more of. I intend to post a readership survey on Bashaw Star’s Facebook page in the coming days, so please keep an eye out for it and make sure to fill out a response.
As always, submissions and news tips to help us keep in touch with what’s happening in the community, are most welcome. I will follow up as I’m able, and remain dedicated to bringing relevant, local news stories and features to Bashaw. I’m a one-person newsroom, but I’ll do my best!
As a side note, Oct. 19 to 23 is 2020 Small Business Week, so make sure to take some time this week to show some appreciation for local businesses or producers that have a positive impact in the community.