As we close out 2015 and prepare for 2016, we at the Voice would like to take the time to say thank you for allowing us to be part of your life and your community.
We’re invited into your homes each week and it’s a privilege we don’t take lightly.
We have had the honour of helping the community celebrate our victories over the past year, some that take the form of accomplishments such as the building of the Chatham-Kent Hospice, the continuing corporate leadership of Union Gas or the personal stories of triumph too numerous to mention.
We’ve also suffered the losses of icons such as John Bradley and the challenges facing us such as the future of the Capitol Theatre.
Due to our unique position as Chatham’s only locally owned newspaper, we have a vested interest in helping our community succeed.
We can’t pull up stakes and we won’t decrease local investment and throw local people out of work.
We won’t compromise quality and we won’t serve corporate masters who tell us to tell you what political party to support.
We’ve never seen a problem get better by ignoring it but we have an unshakable faith that by bringing issues forward we will find the solution together.
We like to say that most of our stories involve writing about ordinary people doing extraordinary things but it’s even more than that.
Most of us will go through the same issues in life, achievements, missteps, gains, losses, periods of stability and periods of uncertainty.
What separates us often is our attitude.
We believe that for every challenge we face, we either have an accomplishment to match it or the ability to come up with a solution.
Let’s take that journey together.