By: Jason Freeze

It’s hard to believe that December is already here. And with all the festivities, it’s sure going to feel like a quick month. This year seems to have passed on by rather quick too. Wasn’t it just the other day we were still in 2016?

In any case, we’re here at the end of 2017. We’ve all seen quite a bit going on in our community again this year. From all of the events to the successes of our community, it’s been a pleasure to be able to showcase so many exciting things.

This year has been a highlight for me as BScene celebrated our 3rd anniversary this October, and made some major upgrades to our website this past month. Each year I look back on everything that we’ve done and how far we’ve progressed. Starting from a 12 page, black and white paper with only one page of events to the publication we have now is rather humbling.

However, as time goes by, we also see unfortunate events cross our path. At the time of writing this, we’ve just learned that the Brant News will be closing. As a supporter of all things local, I always find it sad when local businesses have to close their doors. But the closing of the Brant News will be a hard hit to our community. Our team and myself have gotten to know many of the staff there and we hope all the best to them in their future endeavours. And I would like to thank them for their dedication to our community over the years as well.

It’s news like this that reminds me to be appreciative of what we have. I’m very thankful for the opportunities our community has shared with us and for our team of amazing workers. We are honoured to be able to showcase our community’s spirit each and every day. This really is a #BRANTastic community and I’m thankful to be hear enjoying it with you all.

As we pass through December and head into the New Year, lets remember to be thankful for our family, friends, and community. We wish you all the best in 2018 as each one of us continues to progress together.

We hope you all have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and #BRANTastic New Year!