Sunday, October 4, 2009

Paychecks stop -- but presses don't -- for Magna newsman

When the paychecks stopped, Colin Douglas didn't.

The Magna Times editor kept his keyboard tapping and his camera shutter snapping for months after the small-town newspaper's payroll ran dry.

"I couldn't let it go," Douglas says. "I couldn't see past the next story."

Instead, the community newsman pounded out a paper every week from the time he pocketed his last paycheck in April to the day he announced his "leave of absence" from the Times in mid-September.

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