New Source sports editor crawls out of blizzard

By Jamie Harkins

March 9, 2017 10:41 AM

Every newspaper has undergone changes in its lifetime and so have its reporters and subjects.
The latest turn of events in the story of the Lloydminster Source and the people, events and sports it covers involves me.
Hi.
My name is Jamie Harkins and I’m the new sports editor at the Lloydminster Source.
I want to be considered as your contact for any stories or photo opportunities that are happening in the Lloydminster sports world.
I’ve been the sports editor at the Source for exactly two days and a resident of the Border City for seven.
Before taking over the beat, I worked as a sports reporter at the Estevan Mercury and Southeast Lifestyles, two award-winning weekly newspapers serving a community near the southeast border of Saskatchewan.
Through the Mercury and Lifestyles I have researched and covered the dynamic hockey, baseball, lacrosse, gymnastics, football, basketball, curling, volleyball, track and field, badminton and softball scenes in the Energy City.
I’m probably missing a few sports in that list, so please forgive me.
I also served as the photographer when covering these events for both newspapers, as I will be doing at the Source.
Nothing beats a good photo and I like taking them, so please get in touch with me if you notice something that should be chronicled.
I served two years at the south central Saskatchewan Davidson Leader as the lone reporter in its newsroom before the Mercury.
Those opportunities gave me the chance to experience various news writing assignments as well as sports while covering the hard working people living just off Hwy. 11 between Saskatoon and Regina.
A long time ago I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Ottawa’s Carleton University, located in my hometown, where I graduated with a major in English.
I am also a graduate of Oakville’s Sheridan College Journalism Print program.
During my time at Carleton University and Sheridan College, I served as a reporter and editor of the sports sections of both the Charlatan and Sun, respectively.
While studying at Carleton, I also worked as a part-time sports reporter for The Star and Weekly Journal, East Ottawa’s weekly newspapers, where I contributed a few stories each week that focused on local high school teams as well as the CJHL’s Orleans Blues/Gloucester Rangers and the Cumberland Grads.
I need your help to keep up with everything that is, and will be, happening in the Lloydminster sports world.
Please give me a call at 306-825-5111, shoot me an email at sports@lloydminstersource.com or stop by the office at 5921 50 Ave. with any sports news you would like to see covered.

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