It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly three years since the return to regular publication of our Gleaner. I say our Gleaner, as it really does belong to the community. The rights to the name are owned by the Chateauguay Valley Community Information Services (CVCIS), a non-profit organization that is governed by seven members of the community. Each member of this board has strong connections to The Gleaner and the community and is passionate about its success.
These pages in this edition are included to share some of our successes as community-owned media. Our local Gleaner keeps us informed and entertained. Whether what’s going on is local or worldwide, it provides insight. Throughout the pandemic, both in the print as well as the web version, The Gleaner kept us up-to-date on our local situation as well as informed on vaccinations, closures, and restrictions. It keeps us in the loop regarding local fairs, activities, fundraisers, as well as environmental concerns, opinion and lifestyle pieces, local businesses in the area, elections coverage, and more – the scope of what The Gleaner covers in terms of information is very broad.
What a privilege it is to have a local publication providing accurate, high-quality journalistic content, that is eagerly anticipated by Valley residents, and is easily exported around the world to former residents of the region.
The Gleaner supports our community, and the Gleaner needs the community’s support to continue to grow. It has quality local news that you won’t find anywhere else, and in this age of media transformation every subscription, every retail sale, every donation, and every advertiser counts.
Please renew your subscription, whether for yourself, or as a gift for someone else – it’s easy to do online, by mail, or by telephone. Share your passion for quality local news and be a part of The Gleaner as it grows. Lynn McWhinnie