By Julie MacLellan, New Westminster Record/Burnaby Now, Sept. 22, 2023

I want to polish up the tale with the sheen of hindsight and say it was love at first sight, that I knew it would be forever.

Truth be told, that wasn’t how it went at all. It didn’t begin as a love story. But it ends as one.

My time in the newsroom comes to an end next Friday after nearly 21 years.

That’s 20 years, 10 months and four days in the New Westminster Record/Burnaby NOW newsroom, and a decade longer in the media industry. When I turn off this computer for the final time, I’ll be stepping away from more than 31 years in community journalism.

It was never meant to be my grand romance.

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