Tuesday, October 4, 2016


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2020-12-01 10:16:35

This article is spot on. I have been a journal reader for 75 years after being a delivery boy earned my loyalty. My subscription lapsed in October after not receiving an invoice. After 5 calls to customer service and several emails I have not succeeded in renewing as I need the amount and an address to send payment. You are correct in the failure to a timely covering of sports and other events. Newsprint is so small it is tough reading in any case. Just not worth it. Regards, Don

2020-05-04 10:02:53

Amazing - I just read this. I too cancelled the Journal after many years. I used to get both papers each day and tired quickly of the duplicate reporting. I still get the Sun for my husband. He likes the Sports pages (now not too much happening there!). I am now tiring of reading that someone in Iowa has been arrested for dancing naked somewhere. Does Alberta not have human interest news?

I have a lake house where I receive the Winnipeg Free Press. THAT IS A NEWSPAPER! I WISH THEY WOULD TAKE OVER THE JOURNAL! Mr Ainsley, I enjoyed your comments about this. I truly miss my morning newspaper! Kathleen Madden

2020-05-04 11:51:21

Thanks Kathleen. This is still one of my most popular blogs. Glad you liked it.

2019-05-31 02:46:22

only just came upon this article. I did not know about much of the stuff you talked about. I got the Journal every day, no matter where I worked in the summers. no matter where my job might take me. Had to give it up when I couldn't keep up with the amount of paper, narcolepsy, and I want to read every page. I finally just had to stop. The part I miss the most, besides all the news, etc is the obituaries. it is very hard to keep track of who is alive and who died. I'm thinking of maybe trying the ePaper, but maybe not. I could watch news on TV I suppose.

2018-12-15 08:32:11

Thank you for this very interesting, well-written article pertaining to the shockingly unfair treatment of the SUN and a Edmonton Journal reporters and editors. There is something about your writing that feels so ‘down home’, that even a calculated, potentially ‘dry’ news item is an interesting read. Kathy

Grant Ainsley
2018-12-17 05:07:57

Thank Kathy. This was one of the highest-read blogs I've ever done.


2017-03-15 15:42:56

Well said and agree completely. Just this morning I decided to cancel my Edmonton Sun subscription after I am guessing over 15 years of home delivery. The reason,,,,,an automatic renewal through my credit card information without my consent. THEN I was told I will be charged $20.00 FOR CANCELLING. Really?????? Edmonton Sun, at least Al Capone looked you in the face before stealing from you.Erwin Hanefeld