DIGBY, NS - Hi there. My name is Sara Ericsson, and I am your new local reporter.
I say that I am yours, because the stories I will tell are not my own. They are your stories, and they are about you. I am truly excited to get to know this community and the people in it.
Here’s a little bit about me. I graduated from Acadia University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Honours degree in History, and fell in love with small town Nova Scotia. During this time I got my first job in journalism as a summer reporter at the Kings County Advertiser in Kentville, which made me realize I am passionate about community news.
Small communities are driven by unique histories and unique people. This first experience in uncovering their stories was when I decided to pursue journalism as my career.
After taking some time off school to travel, I graduated from the University of King’s College with a degree in journalism. My degree involved a short internship with Metro News in Ottawa. After I returned, I was hired as a recruiter for King’s, speaking to students across Atlantic Canada about the university’s many programs, including journalism.
Although I am not from Digby, I have spent time here over the years. Most recently, I visited Digby with my family over Easter weekend, and fell in love with this place – the rich history, gorgeous scenery and fresh salty breeze that jets off the harbour.
Communities like this one always cause me to think about Nova Scotia’s rich tradition of storytelling, which goes hand in hand with many maritime places. I’d like to think that this paper and these stories are fuelling that tradition, although in a slightly different format.
I am a true believer that you do not have to go to a big city to find big news. Digby County is a happening place! And besides, the best stories are the ones that take you entirely by surprise.
I am truly looking forward to getting to know you all. I welcome any tips or ideas for upcoming news and events, and operate on an open door policy – well, open phone policy might be a better description.
I will do my very best to ensure your voices are heard, and are reported.
Have a story idea or suggestion? Give me a call at 902-245-8054.