Pipestone Flyer deadlines being bumped up a bit

News submissions must be received no later than Friday at noon

The Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer’s news deadlines have been tweaked a bit by its parent company Black Press.

Due to tighter printing deadlines, The Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer will go to press several hours earlier every Tuesday than in the past. Because of this, news submissions from the community, to be considered for the next edition, must be received by the editor no later than Friday at noon.

Submissions that come in later will be banked for an upcoming edition as space allows. Thanks to the community for your help.

Submitted stories

As The Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer has a one-person newsroom, it’s not always possible for the editor to attend every event he’s invited too. Feel free to submit your local news about the City and County of Wetaskiwin, Pigeon Lake community and the Town of Millet.

The best way to submit is to email to the editor at stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca, or use the “contact us” link on the Pipestone Flyer website (www.pipestoneflyer.ca). Photos should be at least 500 KB in size to ensure quality reproduction.

Letters to editor

“Letters to the Editor” serve an important purpose in every community newspaper. It is the part of the newspaper where every member of the community has a chance to speak out.

A letter to the editor that has impact in the community is relatively easy to write. First, start with a fact which concerns you. For example, “There’s too much editorializing in The Pipestone Flyer.”

Then, you simply write your opinions based on that fact. Try to include as many factual examples as possible to back up your argument and your letter will clearly convey to your neighbours what you think, and, more importantly, why you think that way.

A letter to the editor must also be signed by the author, as no anonymous letters will ever be printed and there are no exceptions to that rule. All of the columnists in The Pipestone Flyer have their names on their articles, and letters are no exception.

Only letters from local residents will be printed and the length must be under 500 words. Anyone from out of the community can comment on articles on The Pipestone Flyer’s website and Facebook page if they wish.

Letters complaining about businesses in or around Wetaskiwin can’t be considered for printing unless it involves a legitimate problem, the business owner is first provided with a copy and declines the chance to address any issues.

The Pipestone Flyer editor reserves the right to edit letters to the editor for length and good taste. To submit a letter to the editor, use e-mail (stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca), fax (780-387-4397), postal mail (#104, 4725 56 Street Wetaskiwin) or drop it off directly. Our new office is located about two blocks south of the water tower on the auto mile.

Stu Salkeld is the editor of The Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer and writes a regular column for the paper.

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