This is a sad day for me, and a sad day for our communities. Ordinarily I would like to fill this space with an informative article, or well wishes for the new year. Unfortunately this will be my final column in the Metroland papers as they are closing.
Losing local papers is a great loss to any community, for me personally I have through all of my life, been able to enjoy the West Carleton Review in one form or another. But this is the final edition of that paper and the other community papers I have had the great pleasure of working with over these last six years as the MPP for Carleton – Mississippi Mills.
I want to thank all of the people who have made these papers possible over the decades and all those who currently do. In this final column I want to extend a special thanks to Gisele, who has been tremendously helpful to me and a pleasure to work with. I want to wish her and all the people at Metroland the best of luck in the future. I am confident that a team like yours will prosper whatever you may do.