Petawawa Kia

A bleak landscape

Local news was dealt another harsh blow last week when Postmedia announced that it will close several local newspapers around the country.
One of those publications that will face the chopping block is the Pembroke Daily Observer.
Four people lost their jobs and one lonely reporter is all that remains.
The paper, which was founded in 1855, will no longer offer a daily print edition. Instead, it will offer a weekly print edition and online-only content.
It’s a harsh gut punch for a bustling community with an already limited amount of local news.
Most people don’t have time to regularly go to council meeting and see for themselves what their local officials are up to.
Newspapers are the main conduit between the citizens and those that govern them. Without someone informing the population about the goings-on at a place like city hall, most citizens will be in the dark.

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