The Chronicle Herald’s long-time Opinion editor Bev Dauphinee is retiring after 35 years with the newspaper. 

Dauphinee started her career with the Halifax newspaper in 1978 and became one of the country’s first female news editors in the late 1980s, according her column announcing her retirement. She was the Opinions editor for 21 years. 

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She recalled some of the most compelling and influential reader letters she had received over the years, as well as the four issues that generated the most responses she had ever seen — the 1998 Swissair crash, Sept. 11, 2001, Hurricane Juan and the Nova Scotian MLA expense scandal.  

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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.