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All best to Chris Hopkyns in his future endeavors, from Castlegar News and West Kootenay Advertiser

Chris Hopkyns had a successful three-year stint with Black Press in the West Kootenays

Chris Hopkyns had a successful three-year stint with Black Press in the West Kootenays

There’s a definite theme to this week’s page 6 (editorial cartoon not withstanding).

Gord Turner’s column and this one are designed to pay tribute to departing colleagues, and in this case, a departing publisher who will take with him the gratitude of an editor for his hiring.

It was Chris Hopkyns who rolled out the welcome mat two years ago this July and, as mentioned, at least two of us in this city will remain quite pleased he did so.

Chris is about to take on new challenges in his life, challenges that won’t necessarily include daily trips to and from Castlegar from his Nelson home.

Chris’ cheerful countenance has been a fairly familiar sight around these parts, what with his active and supportive involvement in numerous pursuits. The evening Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce have been a couple of major ongoing draws on his time and energy, speaking of which, it’ll be Chris’ boundless energy and fun-loving persona that will be especially missed here in our Fireside Inn headquarters.

Knowing Chris it’s a safe bet he’ll be successful in the business direction he’s about to follow.

All the best, Chris! It’ll be a continuing comfort to know that, any time of the day or night, every day of the year, we’ll be as close to you as www.castlegarnews.com.