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Story Difficulties

Nicholas L. M. Allen

May 24, 2023

It can be difficult finding out everything going on in the Crowsnest Pass.

It has been a struggle for me recently with getting in contact with some people for stories, with the most recent attempt at reaching out to candidates for the upcoming election in the Livingstone-Macleod riding going poorly. 

Of all the candidates I tried to reach out to, only the two responded and right before the deadline with a week to spare. Now, I really am glad both Kevin’s responded as it gave me something to report. 

The other candidates missed an opportunity to connect with our readers and future constituents. It has been a struggle to reach out to a potential future elected official and receive no response. As a reporter, it makes sharing information about the candidates views on the area almost impossible.

I have also been hearing about groups being upset I haven’t covered an event or missed a photo-op. This is where I just have to ask rhetorically, did anyone reach out to let me know it is happening?

It can be difficult finding out everything going on in the Crowsnest Pass. I rely on the information given to me by the public and organizations. Sometimes I only hear about events or activities days or weeks after they occurred. 

I do my best to keep my ear to the ground and cover everything I can, but I am only one man. I can be everywhere at once. So please, if you or anyone you know in the Crowsnest Pass knows of or are hosting something newsworthy, let me know and I will try to be there and/or write a story. 

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