Citizen memories

My earliest memory of Neil Godbout is an attentive Dad with an active, curious young daughter. They spent much time at the fish tank at the PG Public Library (not the fancy fish tank it is today). I was the children's librarian at that time.

I have fond memories of Bernice Trick who interviewed me more than once to focus on the benefits of reading aloud to young children.

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I was deeply impacted by the work of Del Laverdure, at that time the publisher of the Citizen. I, and our whole community, mourned his death. I will never forget the contributions of Jason Peters who always gave his articles a personal touch. I knew more about those athletes than their physical accomplishments, thanks to Jason.

My files are full of photos taken by P.G. Citizen photographers - they are keepers and the yellowing of those pages makes clear how long ago the pictures were taken.

Neil Godbout's editorials (once upon a time they were daily) have been an important part of my newspaper reading. The wonderful cartoons the paper once included always provided laughter, sometimes laugh out loud laughter at the start of each day.

Wendy in the circulation department was always so patient and pleasant when I made inquires about delivery.

Colleen Sparrow's contribution and commitment to this newspaper has been, and continues to be, so apparent.

I want to thank all the staff who have made this newspaper what it is. I intend to continue to support this newspaper and wish you all the best in this new endeavour - moving to a free, weekly newspaper format.

Barb Dean

Prince George

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