OUR VIEW: Local news matters to you and the New West Record

With a civic election arriving on Oct. 20, local residents look to the Record to get informed on the issues and the campaign.

When community groups want to raise awareness about their upcoming events, they turn to the Record for that too.

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When residents are angry about an injustice they see in our community, one of the first places they call is the Record to inform the public.

When any local person wants to catch up on what’s going on locally, yup, it’s the same community newspaper that is their go-to source.

The Recordhas been in your community since 1983 – documenting local history and entertaining you.

We say all this because this week is National Newspaper Week.

The theme is Local News Matters, and it’s not just a slogan – it’s a way of life for everyone at the Record.

We know this to be true because we hear it from readers every day.

You tell us that you read stories in the Record that you can’t find anywhere else. You tell us in the letters to the editor asking us to cover an issue or an event because these things matter to the community.

Our community is growing bigger and denser every year.

Progress is good, but the more our city grows, the smaller and more lost people can feel in it. The Record is an important part of connecting New Westminster residents to the rest of their community.

We do this by covering the issues that matter to you, from news to community to entertainment to opinion to sports.

We do this by offering a web platform in which groups can post their events so other people can find out what’s going on around the corner.

We also make it easy to find the information you are looking for, whether it’s on your desktop, tablet, phone – or, of course, having the paper hand-delivered right to your doorstep for free.

We know modern life is busy.

We know you only have so much time to be involved in your community.

That’s why reading the Record every day online, or every week at your doorstep, is an easy way – and the best way – to find out the local information that matters to you.

The slogan on the front page of our newspaper says “local news, local matters.”

We live this every day and thank all of our readers for supporting us.

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