If you are reading this chunk of writing in print, you may have noticed this issue is marked Vol. 4: Issue 1 just below our logo on the front page. Though it really is nothing more than a numbering system so we can keep our editions in chronological order without having to sort them by date, it is a pretty important number for this publication. It is important because it means the print publication has completed its third full year.
Five months after starting MorinvilleNews.com in 2010, I was pursuaded to partner with some others in creating a print edition, then called Monday Morning News. Though the partners have gone on to do other things and the print edition has changed names and formats, what was at the core of that early publication remains today: a desire to provide relevant and timely news about our community and its people.
I’ve always seen it fitting that our first issue contained a photo of a Remembrance Day parade because it is a reminder of the freedoms we have, including the freedom of the press.
As is always the case at these publication anniversaries, all that remains is to thank you, our advertisers who make the publication viable, and our readers who are the reason we keep our ears to the ground and our eyes on what matters in Morinville. Thank you.
Publisher, The Morinville News