The End of Roots to the Past in Moncton

I received word earlier this week from the editor of The Times & Transcript that they are revamping the newspaper. To improve readers’ experience, they have had to cut a few columns. Roots to the Past was one of them. The last column will appear this Saturday January 20th.

The Times & Transcript has been a supporter of Roots to the Past almost from the beginning of its launch. The column has enjoyed more than twelve years in the newspaper.

I’d like to take a moment and thank The Times & Transcript and everyone who read my column. Without dedicated readers, it would not have been published for this long.

My column will continue to appear weekly in The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin on Wednesdays and The Citizen, Amherst on Saturdays.

3 thoughts on “The End of Roots to the Past in Moncton

  1. Sorry to hear of the Times/Transcript decision. It appears that the Brunswick News dailies in New Brunswick are in trouble. In Saint John they’ve very much reduced the amount of features as well as the usefulness of what they do report on, and I presume Moncton is no different. I expect that before too many years we will lose the print medium for news completely. Not good news for those of us who don’t have our noses stuck in a smartphone all of the time!!


    • I’ve been watching it slowly decline over the past 15 years. I fear you are right, that printed news will be a thing of the past. I don’t have a phone, so if I want to read the news, it will be online through a computer. I find even our small local newspaper is resorting to bringing stories in from elsewhere. The local stories receive less page space.


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