OPINION: We'd love to hear all your thoughts
I LOVED reading Julie Berry's letter to the editor (SBT, Friday November 23).
It's so nice to hear the everyday stories of people in our community.
Sometimes I fear community members see their stories as too mundane or too ordinary for the paper, but I see it completely differently.
As the editor of this paper, I believe an important part of my job is to create a space where this community can have a voice.
That does not necessarily mean expressing a view on hot button political issues or taking a stand on a controversial social issue.
It can also mean sharing the seemingly mundane, run-of-the-mill moments that make our towns what they are.
That's why we run a big lift-out four times a year dedicated to our schools.
School News is not just about celebrating the best and brightest in our schools.
It is about honouring the quiet, everyday moments that make school so wonderful.
The same can be said of our letters to the editor section.
If you are prepared to fire up and take on a political view, express your rage at perceived injustice or come to the defence of someone you believe has been slighted, by all means - write about it.
But if you simply want to take the chance to share a more everyday, but no less important story or opinion, write about that too.
We love hearing from our community, and we love offering a space where your thoughts can be heard.
All I ask is, in this modern age, send an email if it's at all possible.
While I love seeing the impeccable penmanship of some of our residents, copying and pasting from an email is a lot more efficient for all involved than typing up a letter.