Two days short of exactly 20 years, Wednesday marked my last day at the Daily Herald-Tribune. It’s actually closer to 29 years that I’ve been with this company, having started with Bowes Publishers in 1988. Bowes became part of Sun Media, which in turn became part of QMI, before being sold to Postmedia in 2015. The industry has changed immensely since I first stepped into a newsroom.
Kathy Jessup grew up listening to her dad’s stories about the building of the Alaska Highway. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built the 2,700 km roadway from Dawson Creek, B.C., to Delta Junction, Alaska in 1942 as a way to connect the contiguous United States to Alaska during World War II. “My dad, Frank Dolan, was one of the first commercial truckers on the Alaska Highway when it was still under military control back in ’46,” said Jessup, who grew up in Fort Nelson, B.C.
A change in the weekend weather forecast late last week saw an influx of racers ready to take on Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park’s Tuffest 10 on Sunday. “The weather wasn’t looking the greatest for the weekend, but then of course once the forecast changed from Environment Canada, we had a flood of registrations on Friday evening.
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