The following letter was submitted by Miriam King, a longtime freelancer for Bradford Today and InnisfilToday. She is retiring from journalism on May 14 after three and a half decades of work
To the editor,
Feeling too much like a diva who comes back for one last bow, I reluctantly attended the “Retirement Party” marking my actual, real and final retirement from local reporting after three and a half decades – and was immediately overwhelmed by the outpouring of thanks and love from the community.
It has left me with nothing to say but thank you.
It has been a privilege to record the tapestry of events that build community, from the big issues like the Council’s decisions on growth and revitalization, reconstruction of the Holland Marsh canals, and the proposed Bradford Bypass, to local sports, and the bake sales, school activities, church and charitable initiatives that provide community connections for so many residents.
It has been an honour to share the stories of hope, tragedy and triumph of local residents and entrepreneurs.
I have always tried to provide fair and accurate coverage and apologize here and now for my failures – all I can say is that I did my best.
May 14 is my final day of taking photos for Bradford Today and Innisfil Today. On May 30, I leave for Napanee, but I will take with me the memories of the great people, wonderful organizations, amazing events and initiatives of both Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil, which I will always treasure.