Yup, thats right, I am Rob Ritchie’s brother. No relation, that I know of, to Leanne who writes for the Prince Rupert Daily News, Glacier Press.
What I can say about that last comment is that Rob would certainly not, IMHO, comment on this.
I was living a peaceful life in the Shuswap when he called and advised that he had been royally ripped off and asked if I could help. I did in some very big ways. I even convinced a very good friend of mine to invest huge. I moved up and helped set up a newsprint press, learnt how to operate it and for some obscure reason, that I have yet to fully comprehend, Rob decided that he needed to abandon the whole concept.
At this point I had to also learn how to report, write, edit, do sales, circulation and every single facit of the newspaper industry. I am a very quick learner. Of everything except people and personalities. I had previously never had any involvement in this industry.
As many might remember “The Northwest This Week” , started in April was running up until the end of August last year. That is when my wifes cancer returned with vigor and she died in November.
As I, at that time (August), was single handedly doing everything, when I took her to Kelowna for treatment, the entire thing shut down.
I have a lot of integrity. I feel very responsible for the six digit debt of my friend, the investor.
January I decided that I would attempt to revive the potential from the basement level.
Here I am. Exposed for all to see. I don’t care what attribute you apply to me but please make it due to my character not somebody else’s.
The investor has allowed me to look after his interests and therefore the newsprint press is still within my concern. Lots of paper, plates and ink.
Should I come up with a salesperson that isn’t burdened by my surname, willing to take 20% and fill 8 tabloid pages weekly, I will fire the press up again.
Oh my gawd, did I tell everyone my plan???
I don’t care what your product is. If you do a good job, respect your employees and your customers, provide an honest service, you can’t help but be successful.
This online content is all free and is supported by sponsors. I am not making any money. If we do a print medium it will be paid for by display advertisors. Then we can make some good coin.
Check out the terracedaily.ca site. Many others are contributing and are making a huge impact on the available community news.
My game is to provide an alternative source of published news that isn’t solely based, or biased on the interests of the advertising revenue. I am not right wing or left wing, I am for children. As my wife Moon would say, “If you don’t like my gate, . . . don’t swing on it!”
She would also sign off with,
Love and Light