About Us

What are we all about …?

John Shearer – Editor

Informing and engaging Richmond area residents while fostering village identity and pride. This is our mission at RichmondHUB.ca

Community-driven and independent, our content flows from the generous help of photographers, writers and columnists from the Richmond area.  Launched in Richmond’s bicentennial year following the closure of the Stittsville News our aim is to be a vibrant part of Richmond community life.

Columnist Charles Gordon stated in the December 7th, 2017 issue of the Stittsville News:

“These newspapers didn’t deserve to die.   …. They were serving their communities, providing news coverage that the shrinking big dailies no longer could or wanted to, giving young journalists an entry into the business and giving voice to readers and people like myself who had opinions on life in the community.”

RichmondHUB.ca can fill that void with your help.  Readers are key as are contributors from the community.  Richmond is more than where we live  … telling OUR stories helps make it OUR HOME. Celebrating 200 years as a community provides many great stories and Richmond’s story isn’t over yet!  In this respect we are looking forward to the reported launch of a new bi-weekly community newspaper early in 2018 to help fill the void.

Our owners, the Richmond Village Association Inc. underwrite the costs of RichmondHUB.ca  thanks to the generous support of community sponsors noted on this site.  While the RVA and it’s sponsors are funding all operating costs the RichmondHub.ca will practice editorial independence in all publishing activities.  RichmondHub.ca will cover stories or events of all types that are of interest to area residents.

Our quiet rural village will soon double in population.  What effect will this growth have on the people who live here?  What are the stories of current and former residents?  Who are the interesting new people and businesses driving the growth? How do we maintain the values and charm of the old village as we continue to grow?  How will Richmond fare as part of the larger City of Ottawa?  What can be done to help shape the future?  Many of these questions are the same as those posed by Stittsville resident Glen Gower, owner and publisher of StittsvilleCentral.ca  who I thank for demonstrating what can be achieved with community support.  Glen’s community service initiative has inspired our efforts here.  These are the stories that we are interested in sharing too.

 

John Shearer
Editor/Publisher
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