Keeping information flowing

November 15, 2010 - 9:19pm

The movement of information has changed over the centuries.

Oral messengers brought information to ancient pharaohs. There were telegraphs, post pigeons, letter carriers, telephones, newspapers, radio and television.

The one thing that hasn’t changed is the need for information — and the desire to have it as quickly as possible.

Welcome to paNOW.

A new online portal to get information that is tailored to be about and of interest to the people of Prince Albert.

We have news about current events and issues. Check the website to find out if there is an accident blocking the way to and from your destination or to get information about the four-part plan to redevelop Victoria Hospital.

When there is public outcry over a proposal by City Hall, the news team at paNOW are working to bring it to you.

It’s really exciting for me, as content editor, to have seen this project come together and launch. A few months ago, when I first heard about paNOW, I didn’t really know what to expect. Now I know the product you see today is the beginning of something great for Prince Albert.

When I first moved here, I tried to google for information, but had to visit way to many different websites — not many had the information I was looking for. It took weeks to figure out the city. paNOW is the beginning of something to change that.

Want to know what time a movie is playing or if there is a show at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre? It’s here. So are community events you might be interested in attending. Looking to buy or sell, we have sections for that too.

If it’s not here, then you need to tell us. That’s the most exciting part of how paNOW works. The community has a chance to share with us — what is going on?

We are inviting you, the public, to tell us what you think. Are we doing great? Covering issues and events, which are important to you? Did we make an error? Miss a story?

Let us know and not just today — we are looking for feedback from now on.

Send us your news tips, sports scores, road reports and photographs.

You can call or email us … send us a letter even.

But maybe don’t use carrier pigeon — at least not in the winter.

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