Boyle McCauley News

Since 1979 • April-May 2024 • Circulation 5000

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Marking Milestones

As many of you already know, Boyle McCauley News has been publishing for 45 years. That’s quite a milestone, especially considering just a few years ago we were unsure if the paper was going to be able to continue.

We mark milestones in our lives usually through some large act of pomp and circumstance. In my life, “Pomp and Circumstance” was literally played in my presence as I graduated with a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Alberta in November.  It was an experience I shared with hundreds of others who graduated from various programs, and their loved ones. That collective experience alone made it a big deal.

As I completed my studies, I also celebrated a milestone birthday, which I consider to be one that ends in a “5” or a “0”. I kept things low-key with a small family celebration. After all, it was just about me, and when it comes to birthdays I prefer to keep them on the quiet side.  

If I were to be asked the biggest way we are marking 45 years of publishing, I would respond that it’s by still being here. Shortly after the start of the pandemic we found ourselves in a financial crisis that threatened the future of the paper. Fortunately, we pulled through, thanks to the efforts of our staff, board, and greater community. 

The work and effort it took to save Boyle McCauley News reflects the importance this non-profit, independent community newspaper has to its readers and supporters. In celebrating its survival, we also celebrate the dedication of its community. What an incredible milestone. Congratulations, and thank you.

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