“I went to my mailbox and the first thing I see is a group of young people all close together, seemingly hanging out. Whether it is a recent photo or an old stock photo, it is definitely inappropriate to have on the front page during these times of encouraging distancing and mask wearing. It sends the wrong message completely, especially as this appears to be one of the age groups that covid has been surfacing in frequently. I have never written to a paper before but I feel strongly about the message this sends.”
– Karen L.
Editor’s response – Thanks for your comments. We hadn’t thought of the implications of using the mentioned photo during these times of social distancing, and we thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will be sure to be more mindful of the images we use going forward, as we hope to be a positive impact on the rural townships we deliver to.