The election is finally over, and like it or not, we now have a majority Conservative government for at least four years.
Conservative Dick Harris won again in the Cariboo-Prince George riding, the NDP has made history by becoming the Official Opposition, and also for the first time in Canadian history, the Green party has won a seat in Parliament.
It will be an interesting four years, and we will all be listening and watching to see how the Conservatives shape our country and if they fulfill their promises.
On another note, Tribune publisher Lorne Doerkson is leaving us. His last day is tomorrow and he will then begin his new position at Cariboo GM as sales manager. I know I am not alone in saying he will be deeply missed here at the Trib.
Since meeting Lorne in February 2008 when I was hired on as a reporter, he has been a great boss and a tremendous friend. He has never even blinked when editorial asked if he could run out to take a picture because we were too busy covering another event or working on deadline.
Lorne is the busiest person I know, as he serves as a Rotary Club member, Stampede director, and Chamber of Commerce director, to name a few.
But he has never been too busy when one needs help, professionally or otherwise. I always felt comfortable speaking to him about virtually anything that was plaguing my mind, and always valued his advice and good judgement.
He has always been there for me and this paper, and has shown time and time again his dedication to this community.
Thank you, Lorne, for everything you have done. We wish you all of the best in your new endeavor.
– Erin Hitchcock