Funny how things work out.
In June 2011 while living in Prince Rupert I learned the Cariboo Advisor was advertising for a reporter.
I sent off a resume to the Advisor because I was moving to Williams Lake in August and quickly received a phone call from publisher Kathy McLean.
We talked at length, then she said she’d get her editor, Angie Mindus, to give me a call in a few days.
When Angie called I learned they needed someone right away, but because I wasn’t moving down until the end of the summer it wouldn’t work for me.
Kathy spoke to me a few days later and told me to check in with her when I moved down to see if the position had been permanently filled.
When I popped in one Monday morning at the Advisor office to introduce myself, Kathy said they’d hired Courtney Taylor and she was going to stay on for the year.
The next day day I learned the Tribune was looking for a reporter because someone was going on maternity leave.
I applied, had an interview and started working at the end of November of 2011, becoming permanent in October 2012.
Since starting at the Tribune, I’ve continued to run into Angie and Kathy while covering events.
Our conversations have always been friendly.
I’ve been writing for newspapers since 2002 and learned very quickly it pays to get along with the competition.
It’s no use slamming the other guy because chances are four people are slamming you at that very moment.
I’m still the newest kid on the block when it comes to newspapers in Williams Lake and am getting to know Angie and Kathy as time unfolds since they themselves have been brought into the fold here at the Tribune/Weekend Advisor office.
If these first few weeks are any indication, I have to say I’m very happy to be swimming on the same team.
Monica Lamb Yorski is a writer/reporter for the Williams Lake Tribune/Weekend Advisor.