Editor’s Notes

With spring in the air True North
takes break for long hot summer

A time for strategic planning and analysis

After 59 inspiring issues so far this year, we’ve decided to restrain our advance in depth against the forces of ignorance (not knowing), disinformation (also known as lies) and take necessary time to hold internal and reader strategic consultations. There are three of us (who are otherwise well occupied) struggling with at least nine responsibilities. If we don’t stop to consolidate we’ll soon be spinning wheels.

On the one hand, this is not a happy time to suspend publishing. There are special stories that we had planned for April but our resources have run so thin that we’ll have to pass on them with sincere regret. But time is on our side, so these articles will yet appear. Among a number of positive developments is that new creative support is appearing over the horizon that will enhance our unique brand of on-line publishing. These contributions will substantially strengthen the quality, and expand the breadth and depth, of our Canadian content.

I can’t say how long publishing will be suspended — perhaps a week, perhaps the whole month of April — but I can promise that we’ll be back with bells on. Meanwhile, keep an eye on your in-box because we’ll keep you informed of progress. You’ll also receive directly Reader Surveys that will ask you what you think of True North as it has grown so far, what you like and what you dislike and what changes you may want that would improve it. Aside from a focus on science, we have book, theatre, and movie reviews in mind and artwork to accompany the stories.On the question of frequency: would you prefer, once a month, once a week, or three a week, say Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, or Monday, Wednesday and Friday?

These are but a few of the issues we’ll be taking into account, with your help, during this April time of strategic analysis and planning.

Looking forward

Carl Dow
Editor and Publisher

Yvette Pigeon, Assistant Editor

Carl Hall, Technical Analyst and Web Editor

PS > For those of you who do not read True North every day, we’ll run today’s Editor's Notes each day — along with new information as it becomes available.