Terrace Standard editor Quinn Bender signs off after two years with the publication. (Contributed photo)

COLUMN: Farewell Terrace

Terrace Standard editor Quinn Bender signs off after two years

It’s with some sadness this has been my last week at the Terrace Standard. I’ve been the editor here for almost two years to the day, and in that time our newsroom has produced stories that have impacted me like few others in my career. There have been tragedies for families who will forever have my sympathies, stories of triumph that will always serve to inspire, but also stories still evolving that this paper will continue to tell, and I will continue to follow as an online reader.

There are many questions still unanswered. How—not if—will Terrace come to manage and reverse an upward trend in homelessness and addiction? How will the city fare and evolve in the orbit of Kitimat’s industrial boom? What’s behind the school district’s shuffling of administrators? Will the Block family ever lose a running competition? You know, the big questions. I trust our news team will continue their pursuit of these stories and report back to you, the reader, faithfully.

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With regards to this team—both staff and contributors—I’d like to publicly thank you all for your talents and camaraderie that have made this experience a special one.

For myself, I’ll be returning to my roots as a travel writer and freelance journalist for a while, but down the road I will likely return to Black Press Media in a different role, at another location in the south, closer to family.

I’m confident my replacement at the Terrace Standard will be announced shortly.

Thank you, Terrace, for your letters (good and bad), for trusting us with your stories and for keeping the conversation ongoing in these pages.

I wish you all the success for the future.

– Quinn Bender

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