Casual commentary about political, cultural and economic issues with a particular interest on the city of Winnipeg by John Dobbin
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Since 1980, Maureen Scurfield has written Miss Lonelyhearts for the Winnipeg Sun.
On April 15, Maclean's wrote about she has written for the paper all these years and how her attempt to syndicate were unsuccessful. She has been, however, a mainstay of the Sun since it started. Now the paper has lost yet another local reporter.
The Winnipeg Free Press made the announcement by saying that Miss Lonelyhearts would be taking over for Rhona Raskin.
It is somewhat of a coup for the Free Press. There are some people who read her column in the Sun whenever they had a copy of the paper. I don't know if it is enough to make people switch to the Free Press but she is local in a way that Free Press advice columns have not been before.