Sadly, the final edition of Ray and Andrea Stewart’s Cut Knife Highway 40 Courier will be published on Wednesday, September 30th. The Courier has a long history, and the paper has closed down before. Perhaps, someone will be inspired to reinvent or re-imagine it in 21st century terms. We will have to wait and see.
In the meantime, we must recognize that Ray and Andrea have provided an invaluable service to the community. They have attended all of the events in the area that their time has permitted, and then have shared them with us through their words and photographs. How many of us have clipped out their stories to put in the family scrapbook, or to send to faraway relatives? How many times will future residents or historians look to the Courier for our community’s response to this particular moment in time? There will be a wealth of information for them to pour over, thanks to the Stewarts.
It is good to know that Ray and Andrea will still be a part of our community. Ray is happy to speak with anyone interested in purchasing the newspaper to discuss the ins-and-outs of the business. And, if you want to hold on to a piece of the Courier, the first three years of Tuc’s columns, in book form, are now available at:
- Cut Knife Agencies at 200 Steele Street,
- Neilburg’s Co-op Grocery at 32 Centre Street,
- By phone at 1-306-398-3777, or
- By email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
$12.00 each plus shipping, if required.