Thank you all for reading

The next issue of the Northern View will be my last with the newspaper.

The next issue of the Northern View will be my last with the newspaper.

After nine-and-a-half years sitting in the editor’s chair, my last day will be on Nov. 6 as I have accepted an incredible opportunity – one that will allow me to continue living here on the North Coast and contribute to the region I have grown to love.

It’s been one heck of a ride over the past almost decade, one that has been filled with both peaks and valleys for myself and for Prince Rupert. I’ve been able to witness and participate in some amazing events and historic moments for the North Coast, but I have also had to report on some heart-wrenching stories that cast a shadow of gloom over the community. From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, it has been a pleasure bringing the news that matters to you and your family to your doorstep week in and week out.

I have also had the opportunity to share the stories of some incredible people who go out of their way to improve the quality of life for their friends and neighbours. The spirit of community evident in Prince Rupert, Port Edward and the region as a whole is inspiring.

During my time at the newspaper, I have worked with some very talented and phenomenal human beings who have made every day an adventure. From those who I have spoken to on a regular basis for interviews to those staff members past and present who have helped shape the person I am, I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded by many people I now consider friends.

Although next week will be my last issue, rest assured you have not heard the last of Shaun Thomas. I very much look forward to seeing you around town at the store or at any number of community celebrations.

And like you, I am keenly interested in reading about what the future of Prince Rupert holds right here in the pages of the Northern View. This is my home and I can’t wait to see what lies around the corner.

Until next week and the last time my smiling, face graces these pages, thank you for reading and have a good one.

 

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