2019 is going to be an interesting year. For some, it’s going to be a tough one, if business and employment trends continue.
Efforts to get Alberta oil to market may or may not pay some dividends in 2019. It’s too early to tell, but we’ll just say good luck to all those who are doing something about it, and thanks for trying.
If things get bad enough, some local businesses might go under. We’re hoping The Leader isn’t one of them (obviously), but nothing is certain. All we’ll say about that is we appreciate all the support, and please consider continuing it. A community newspaper is a business like any other; that’s looking at it from one point of view. From another, it is, or can be, a vital part of whatever it is that makes a community a community, and it is hard to imagine anything adequately taking its place at this point. And yes, that includes the unregulated nightmare of online discussion forums. Whatever they may be, they do not at the moment seem to be bringing out the best in people. Or some people, to be fair.