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Editorial: Our new online look

These changes have been in the works for months, as our web developers have been working hard behind the scenes
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A re-design of the Optimist website was recently launched.

In the past week or so, you probably noticed a change to the Optimist website.

On Dec. 3, our website received a new look and as a result, it is now easier to review content on your mobile devices and other platforms.

These changes have been in the works for months, as our web developers have been working hard behind the scenes to prepare our newsrooms for the switch over.

In the past few weeks, seven Lower Mainland papers (Richmond News, Tri-City News, Burnaby Now, New West Record, North Shore News, Bowen Island Undercurrent and the Optimist) all made the switch to new platforms, joining Vancouver is Awesome and the Pique News Magazine who made the switch late last year.

Our focus at the Optimist, will continue to be on local news, community events, sports and arts and entertainment, but now you will be seeing more content from our other markets as well as access to national and world news through our partners at Canadian Press.

Our website is also an opportunity to enhance your overall reading experience of the Optimist.

If you are a loyal print reader, I thank you for your continued support, but I also encourage you to visit our website often.

Our newsroom is constantly updating our website with content that sometimes will not make our Thursday print edition or in many cases, the story will appear online first and might not make the print edition for several editions.

I’m asked many times when we receive a letter, or a submission from the public, that they saw the item online, but when will it be in print? And while we strive to get everything in print sometimes that just is not possible, so that’s why checking us out at www.delta-optimist.com is so important.

Enjoy our new look, and feel free to drop me a line at: ijacques@delta-optimist.com with your feedback.