Andrea Rosato-TaylorThe Chronicle
As Mick Jagger once sang so much better than I could ever say, “Please allow me to introduce myself.”
I am the new publisher for the Chronicle newspaper, serving the communities of Ladysmith and Chemainus.
I have kicked around the newspaper industry for many years because it continues to fuel my passion. I’ve been fortunate to work in large markets such as San Francisco and Vancouver, as well as smaller ones like Nanaimo.
Ladysmith and Chemainus present a unique opportunity because they are filled with kind, helpful, generous people devoted to improving their community.
I believe a community newspaper is only as strong as the community it serves, and vice versa. The Chronicle has been a strength and a staple in this community for 108 years, with the town’s history written in our archives.
Our goal is to continue that tradition by ensuring this paper remains a benchmark for news that matters to you as we embark on changes that embrace the internet age. We will strive to continue to provide the news, stories and profiles about people who make a difference in your community, in a manner you trust.
I hope you have noticed a different approach in the Chronicle recently that reflects what you want to hear about, an increased focus on stories, events, circumstances, trials and tribulations that affect all of us in so many ways.
We welcome the calls we get every day from people asking us to continue in that direction. Call, drop by or send me an e-mail to let us know how we’re doing because the Chronicle and the communities we serve are intrinsically joined at the hip.
I’m looking forward to meeting you and having you help me gain a broader understanding of Ladysmith and Chemainus, the communities we love to share and serve.