Deer Lake coverage continues, office closes

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DEER LAKE  The Western Star may be closing its Deer Lake satellite office, but it will continue to provide the same in-depth coverage to the entire Humber Valley and Bonne Bay regions.

At the end of February, the office located on Main Street will close its doors at the satellite location for our Deer Lake reporter. Technology will allow us to provide the same coverage remotely.

“Our coverage plans have not changed and we will continue to be the leading source for news and information in the area,” said Western Star managing editor Troy Turner. “The only difference is that we won't have a storefront in town.”

The Western Star's Paul Hutchings will be based out of the main Corner Brook office on West Street and will continue to handle much of the coverage coming out of the area. He can be reached at 636-3534 or 634-4348 ext. 5, or via email at phutchings@thewesternstar.com.

“Moving out of our office is not a decision that was made lightly, I assure you,” Turner said. The office will close Feb. 26.

Geographic location: Deer Lake, Western Star, Humber Valley Bonne Bay Corner Brook West Street

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  • Jack
    February 18, 2014 - 06:44

    Shameful that Transcontinental Media and "The Western Star" recently started charging people to view online content through their pay wall, and now they are closing satellite offices like Deer Lake, which will be more expensive in the long run as a reporter has to travel longer distances. When you charge higher rates, people want better service, not less like "The Western Star" is doing now, especially in Deer Lake.

    • john
      February 18, 2014 - 08:52

      I think people need to accept change more. The world evolves by the minute and models of operation from times gone by have to go with it. Just like canada post's upcoming changes and government's closure of veteran offices...we can't keep a broken system running to service the few when we have the many to provide for. Jack, you're just upset at change, simply put, there is a better more cost effective way to cover this service. This kind of action in todays business world actually serves to keep your very own rates as low as possible.