Posted by Phil Andrews
Yikes. It's that time of year again.
We're mulling choices for the male and female newsmakers of the year for the Guelph Mercury.
As usual, there is no shortage of compelling choices.
Certainly, Const. Jennifer Kovach and her on-duty death came to be an enormous local story this year. But it was also a year where Liz Sandals became a cabinet minister, ex U of G chancellor Pam Wallin's fall from grace was remarkable, Bishop Mac athlete Victoria Moors made international gymnastics history, Coun. Maggie Laidlaw came under fire over alleged conflict of interest complaints...and so on.
That's just the female ledger.
On the male side, there are loads of compelling options as well. It has been a newsworthy year for the likes of U of G prez Alastair Summerlee, Police Chief Bryan Larkin, Coun. Cam Guthrie, retro family dad Blair McMillan, and Michael Sona, just to name a few.
We're very open to suggestions and recommendations. Let's have them.
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