Editor’s Notes

February 2018

Welcome back! It’s a new issue at the start of a new year. Our focus this month is “Sights and Sounds,” highlighting the incredible visual art and music that can be found in McCauley and Boyle Street. It’s no secret to anyone who knows the area that there is a lot of talent in these neighbourhoods.

We also have our usual collection of news and event coverage, as well as views from our various columnists. This year also marks the fact that we are one year away from the paper’s 40th anniversary. We’re still interested in hearing about your favourite stories from the past four decades. Our complete archive can be found online at our website: bmcnews.org.

Don’t forget that we’re also active on social media. Our Facebook and Twitter are bmcnews and our "Instagram":https://www.instagram.com/bmcviews is bmcviews. Follow us for current announcements and extras.

If you are inspired to write or take pictures, we’re always looking for contributors from the area. Contact me at editor@bmcnews.org to discuss your ideas.

More in this issue

Neighbourhood Views

  • McCauley Musicians Unite on Whyte – McCauley musician and guitar teacher Steven Johnson (left) performs with former McCauley resident Bill Bourne who hosts a Thursday evening jam at the Brick and Whiskey on Whyte Avenue. Paula E. Kirman

Around the Neighbourhood

Volunteer With Us!

We are always looking for new writers and photographers, as well as ideas for future stories. We also regularly need block carriers to help with the delivery and distribution of the paper. Email Paula with your submissions, feedback, ideas, and availability. We also ask that contributors read our Editorial Guidelines and that all volunteers read and agree to our Code of Conduct.

Upcoming Themes

Our theme for March is “Springing Forward.” Do you have an annual spring ritual, like spring cleaning, or getting your garden ready for planting? Any tips and advice for others who want to do the same? Deadline: January 12. Articles should be no longer than 500 words and accompanied by photos whenever possible. Send your work to: editor@bmcnews.org.