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Comox Valley Record publisher Chrissie Bowker

Chrissie Bowker

Record publisher

It gives me great pleasure to present to you our first edition with the new design of the Comox Valley Record. I hope it informs, educates and ultimately makes you feel more connected to our community and the amazing part of the world we live in.

I’m new to the Comox Valley and the Record, but already both feel like home.

I began my relationship with Black Press community newspapers when I returned to Canada eight years ago, following my work in film publishing in the UK.

I spent some happy years at the South Delta Leader and really enjoyed my deep involvement and connection in the community; it was good to belong. Coming from London, where tube riders would avoid eye contact and communication at all cost, Delta was a refuge to connect and feel at home.

In that way, Comox is not very different from Delta. We face similar concerns, challenges and opportunities: three separate communities committed to working as one, while maintaining separate identities; a seaside community that tussles with the potential of economic growth while maintaining its true beauty; a thoroughfare for travellers; and thriving core for artists, entrepreneurs, aquaculture and agriculture.

I believe in community, collaboration and partnership. It’s my vision to publish a paper that engages our readers and encourages them, to not only read our paper, but to interact with us and the community at large. I want them to anticipate reading the Record from front to back with a large cup of local brew.

Our cover stories will aim to feature the diversity of the community and speak to the cultures, issues and compassion of the people that you want to know more about. We’re committed to unearthing the true gems in our neighbourhoods and celebrating the treasures that stay somewhat hidden in your kingdom.

Personally, I’m delighted to introduce ‘Coffee With’, a weekly feature that I hope will become one of your favourite pieces to flip to to see who is featured: your neighbour; coach; grandmother; or babysitter.

These pieces are less about facts and bottom lines, and more about where community members come from, what brought them to the Valley and what makes them tick. I already look forward to reading this article each week, with my coffee, and discovering the true character of an individual in the Valley. Hopefully you’ll look forward to it as well.

So come along on a journey with us, getting to know our community a little better each week.

 

Chrissie Bowker is the publisher of the Comox VAlley record

 

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