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.