Past Issues

The precious records of the Bergen community contained in past editions of The Bergen News are preserved here in a digital archive. We hope you continue to enjoy the hard work of the many volunteers who have contributed to the creation of this local newspaper for more than a decade.

The Bergen News came into existence in 2007, thanks to Editor Jason Maitland, who saw a need to provide this valuable service to the Bergen community. Early editions were published only in hard-copy.

In 2010, editorial reins were passed to Laurie Syer, who continued the hard-copy publications. Digital editions became available to subscribers in 2019.

Where possible, previous issues have been included in this archive. Uploads of these are ongoing; if you don’t see the year you are looking for, please check back later. Anyone with copies of editions prior to January 2011, please contact Website Editor Shari Peyerl. She would love to borrow them to scan and include here.

Keep in mind that copyright on this work resides with the individual authors. Reproduction of an entire article requires permission from its author. Should you wish to quote briefly from this work, be sure to provide reference to the author’s name, article title, The Bergen News issue date and page number.

The Bergen News continues to be created by volunteers serving in many roles including writing, editing, layout, proofreading, printing, distribution, sales, accounting, and grant preparation. Readers also contribute with their letters to the Editor. Thank you to the many people who have contributed their efforts over the years:

  • Brian Allan
  • Kim Allan
  • Shirley Almos
  • Rebecca Arthur
  • Sini Bales
  • Sally Banks
  • Bruce Beattie
  • Colette Belanger
  • Miz Berbun
  • Morton Burke
  • Hannah Cormack
  • Phyllis Cormack
  • Carter Cree
  • Maxwell Cree
  • Janet Cummins
  • Pat Cummins
  • Chelsea Cunnigham
  • Rita de Graaf
  • Sandy Easterbrook
  • Karen Fahrlander
  • Amy Feil
  • Teresa Finlayson
  • Laurie Freedman
  • Olwyn Gale
  • Ron Gale
  • Pat Gibbs
  • Margaret Goodwin
  • Brendan Griebel
  • Robert (Bob) Griebel
  • Tess Griebel
  • Paul Groenewegen
  • Shannon Groenewegen
  • Kwesi Haizel
  • Joy Halvorson
  • Marilyn Halvorson
  • Janet Hammock
  • Natalie Hampton
  • Ferrell Haug
  • Jimmy Haug
  • Brian Hearst
  • Linda Amelia Hearst
  • Naomi Holland
  • Tracy Hooch-Antink
  • Shirley Hutchcroft
  • Darrell Ingeveld
  • Gerald Ingeveld
  • Shelley Ingeveld
  • Katie Jackson
  • Jocelyne Jeaurond
  • Shelby Jennings
  • Betty Josephson
  • Andre Kerkovius
  • Diana Kleinloog
  • Peter Kleinloog
  • William Knelsen
  • Rocky Konynenbelt
  • Jan Lahring
  • Duncan Lindsay
  • Kathleen Lindsay
  • Laureen Little
  • Sally Luttmer
  • Jason Maitland
  • Susan Maitland
  • Jennifer MacKinnon
  • Colin and Karen Macleod
  • Jack / Lillian McGonigal
  • Coleen McKeon
  • Evelyn Mill
  • Fran Moriarity
  • Noreen Olson
  • Brenda Pereversoff
  • Herb Peyerl
  • Jakob Peyerl
  • Shari Peyerl
  • Heather Plaizier
  • Sharon Quantz
  • Terry Ryan
  • Juergen Sadlowski
  • Angela Schiemann
  • Fredy Schmutz
  • Grant Schwartzenberger
  • Leila Schwartzenberger
  • Dian Sideritsch
  • Jamie Syer
  • Laurie Syer
  • Melissa Toth
  • Karen Tubb
  • Meghan Vessey
  • Nicole Vincent
  • Marilyn Walker
  • Sheila Watson
  • Donelda Way
  • Linda Wendelboe
  • Joyce Wicks
  • Alyssa Worobetz
  • Maureen Worobetz
  • Jonathan Wright

And an additional Thanks to our animal correspondents:

  • Apache
  • Hector Protector
  • Jessie
  • Pepper
  • Pippin
  • Pirate
  • Powder
  • Rocco
  • Skipper
  • Wink