“Retire? Never” – Jack Kerssens, Honourary Lifetime Member of the KDLC

May 2006

By Peter Kerek

Awards, plaques and certificates blanket the north wall of Jack Kerssens home office. After decades of exemplary service and commitment to community groups and the labour movement, it’s little wonder that Kerssens would be running out of empty wall space.

Kerssens came to Canada as a young man in 1952 to seek the riches that so many said were all over Canada.

Starting off as a logger Kerssens saw first hand the dangers and poor working conditions of Canadians in general.

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The Last Word: Avoiding the Filter and Becoming the Media

March, 2006

By Peter Kerek

You might have noticed something that makes The Interior Worker a little different than most other publications. There’s no advertising. There may be some down the road, but, unlike 99% of community papers, the IW doesn’t need advertising to keep publishing, nor will it ever be dependent on or influenced by it.

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