Editor’s Notes

January 2020

Welcome to our final issue of 2019 (and, due to our publishing schedule, technically the first one of 2020). What a year it has been! We celebrated our 40th anniversary with a grand gala on March 9th. Our publication schedule changed to eight issues per year, while we focussed additional attention on our website and social media.

As always, we could do none of these things without the support of our volunteers. I have a few to thank. Gary Garrison has completed the maximum number of terms as a board member (three two-year terms), so he steps down (for now) as a board member and as our Chair. His wisdom and presence will be greatly missed.

Also stepping down from the board for the same reason is Ian Young. We look forward to his continued involvement with the paper as a columnist.

Finally, Nathan Binnema steps down after four years on the board, as he has moved out of the community. We thank him for his contributions and wish him all the best.

And to you, our readers: have a wonderful holiday season and beginning of the New Year. We’ll be back in February.

More in this issue

Janis Irwin MLA
Vista Housing

Neighbourhood Views

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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.

Next Issue . . .

Volume 41, Issue 2 will be published March 15, 2020. Articles and photos concerning community news, events, and opinions are welcome. We also accept submissions of poetry and cartoons. Deadline: February 20, 2020. Send submissions to: editor@bmcnews.org. Articles should be 400 words or less and accompanied by photographs (JPG, in high resolution) when possible.