Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Letters to the Editor

Rosaleen Dickson

Dear Editor,
For someone growing up in Quyon in the 1950s, the two publications my family depended on for news were the Ottawa Journal for world, national and sports (of most interest to me) news and THE EQUITY for local news of what was known at that time as the Pontiac.
For my last two years (1959 to 1961) at Onslow Intermediate School, I was the stringer for activities at the school. In very pre-internet and word processor days, my articles were filed as handwritten letters through First Class Royal Mail for five cents postage. Rosaleen and David (Mr. and Mrs. Dickson, of course) were the editors and were very generous in accepting my filed articles, almost always without change and they also gave me a byline. I was preparing for a career as a (sports) journalist, a career that lasted until I found a comparison between salaries for journalists and engineers (also an enjoyable and important career).

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