National Newspaper Carrier Day is Oct. 6

Meet one of The Pipestone Flyer’s Wetaskiwin carriers, Sonny Ambler

The Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer relies heavily on its team of door-to-door carriers to deliver our print product to readers in Wetaskiwin and Millet. Producing a newspaper is one thing, but ensuring the paper is quickly and properly delivered is vital too.

Coming up soon is a day set aside to recognize the efforts of newspaper carriers: National Newspaper Carriers Day, which is Oct. 6.

One of the hardest working newspaper carriers the Pipestone Flyer has in the City of Wetaskiwin is 12-year-old businessman Sonny Ambler. Sonny has been carrying for Black Press, The Pipestone Flyer’s parent company, since door-to-door delivery was introduced almost two years ago.

Sonny said in an interview Sept. 28 that he makes 94 deliveries every Wednesday afternoon, rain, shine or snow. He stated that the deliveries take him about an hour to complete, and he usually gets some family members to help him out.

Besides the financial benefits of having a part time job, Sonny said he wanted to deliver The Pipestone Flyer because he has a lot of fun doing it, and also enjoys the exercise involved. Delivering 94 newspapers requires a fair bit of walking.

On behalf of Black Press and The Pipestone Flyer, thank you to our valued carriers and enjoy National Newspaper Carriers Day Oct. 6.

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘Manny’s Motel’ badly damaged by fire Jan. 15

Police say 40 Ave. closed due to fire, use alternate route

From courthouse to council’s house

Old courthouse had long history before becoming City Hall

Revenue Canada, RCMP don’t accept Bitcoin: police

RCMP issue Bitcoin warning posters

Writer says Alberta highway system falling apart

Highways in ‘deplorable’ condition: writer

County council denies request for parking lot

Buck Lake groups are welcome to raise funds and return to council

Canada to bolster screening of central China passengers for virus at 3 airports

Additional measures will include messaging on arrivals screens in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

Rebels fight back from 3-1 Raider lead to win 4-3 in shootout

Two goals by Zak Smith key to Rebels comeback

PHOTOS: Eastern Newfoundland reeling, search underway for missing man after blizzard

More than 70 centimetres of new snow fell overnight, creating whiteout conditions

Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

‘Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,’ says Queen Elizabeth II

RCMP Major Crimes Unit lays charges in Stettler death

Nicholas Climb Johnson, 32, of Stettler is charged with second degree murder in the death of his father

Metis nations ask Ottawa to negotiate directly with them, not national body

Three provincial Metis nations will work through the national council until after the federal government releases its 2020 budget

Canada to give $25,000 to families of each Canadian who died in Iran plane crash

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also made it clear that Canada still expects Iran to compensate victims

Oil and gas industry applauds top court’s dismissal of B.C.’s Trans Mountain case

The high court’s ruling Thursday removes one of the remaining obstacles for the project

Sylvan Lake RCMP seek assistance in locating missing male

Mark Crier, 17, was last seen in Sylvan Lake on Jan. 13

Most Read