Thursday, April 23, 2009

Haldimand "Farewell/Open House for Karen Best"

The Dunnville Chronicle is hosting an Open House on Friday April 24th from 4:00-7:00pm to say a fond farewell to Karen Best.

Karen Best has been a reporter for the Chronicle for some 14 years.

I met Karen back when I ran for Council, but really got to know her when we were fighting to keep Haldimand County Hydro. She did an awesome job of keeping our issue on the front page of the Chronicle for some 10 weeks! Thanks to Karen and the Chronicle for keeping the public informed every step of the way, and helping us achieve our goal. This is just one example of Karen's work and her true dedication to reporting on what the community at large were concerned about!

What can I say about Karen? Well I can start by saying that I will certainly miss her, and I feel very confident in saying that the community at large will miss her as well.

She has covered many issues in the past few years that I have known her and did her best at getting "all sides" of the story. Karen has passion in her writing, some articles she wrote about could down right piss you off and others would make you come to tears.

Just recently Karen helped me promote the Burger Pit fundraiser by standing on a street corner waving streamers at passers by while I held a sign. We had a great time! I kept telling Karen to show off her legs (for the cause of course) and no doubt it worked, she drew a crowd to the Burger Pit! Thanks Karen!

I don't know of to many reporters that would have spent time standing on a street corner promoting a fundraiser.

Karen I wish you all the best in your new career and I will see you at your "Open House"!


  1. Karen will truly be missed Donna by many residents, what a nice artile that your wrote and all true by the way.

    Best wishes to you Karen!

  2. Good Luck Karen we will miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. To Karen Best no one worked harder for Dunnville then you did, as well you presented the view of the other communities in Halidmand fairly ,For a woman from Calidonia not bad.
    We will always concider one of our own in Dunnville ,and you know how tight that Bond is in this community all for one and one for all.And your one of us wether you like it or not lol,CHEERS to you and happy trails .

  4. Thanks for your comments.

    It was a wonderful open house. I met some great people and met up with some people that I had not seen in a while.

    Good Luck to you Karen in your new adventure!