The Merkles are moving

Photo: Jerod Merkle

The QCT prides itself on being, for the most part, a "good news newspaper." Yet we also strive to keep our readers up to date with the comings and goings in our community, which sometimes means we're the bearers of not-so-good news.

The first weekend of November, we will bid au revoir to Bethann and Jerod Merkle, who will be moving back to the western United States. Jerod will start a research position in Wyoming, and Bethann will continue to pursue the illustration and photojournalism career she launched here at the QCT.

Our readership and our tight-knit community have been enriched by the energy, professionalism, and enthusiasm the Merkles shared with us all, and we will certainly miss them. Happily, Bethann will continue penning the Drawn to Quebec column, and we hope to see them return to the city for work and pleasure. If you wish to contact Bethann, she remains available via [email protected] and by regular mail in care of the QCT.