A new beginning

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Dear Readers,

Dear Readers,
As I assume my duties here at the Pontiac Journal with my first editorial, let me begin by introducing myself. As I am sure it is know from last issue’s editorial, my name is Allyson Beauregard. I was born and raised in Litchfield, and as long as I can remember, this little, one-horse town has been the place I knew I would always want to call home. So much so, that during my studies at the University of Ottawa, I chose to travel back and forth to my classes rather than relocating. Although many people said I would eventually hate driving, after four years of travelling, driving was still the most enjoyable part of my day because it meant I was coming home.
If my studies taught me anything at all, hundreds of midterm papers later, I am confident in my ability to write. However, having completed my Bachelor degree with a Major in Criminology and a Minor in Psychology, the world of journalism is un-chartered territory. I embrace the opportunity to learn something new, and expect I will continue to learn for years to come from both my colleagues and the readers.
I am excited to be working at the Pontiac Journal, because, not only was I able to remain in the Pontiac, I have also been given the opportunity to work with a team of individuals who share the same dedication to the region as I do, while working together for the common good of the Pontiac.
In the short time of covering events since August, I was able to meet many new people who live and work in the Pontiac, and I have become part of the community in a way I never have before. Already, I have attended two MRC meetings; become a member of the Land Use Committee; attended a business networking evening; and much more.
Over the course of my training at the Journal, I have had the opportunity to learn from ‘the best’, as many people call her. Nancy Hunt has been an incredible mentor, and a pleasure to work with. Her dedication to the community and the way she pours her heart and soul into what she does is inspirational, and I hope I am able to at least partially fill the space she will be leaving behind. Nancy, I wish you all the best, and I thank you for helping me become the writer I am today.
I look forward to filling this editorial space and to hearing your responses.

Allyson Beauregard