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The Observer welcomes a new freelance reporter

Lori Hoffort is excited to join the Carlyle Observer team as a freelance reporter.
Lori Hoffort has joined the Carlyle Observer staff.

KENNEDY - I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Lori Hoffort and I am the new reporter for The Carlyle Observer.

I am excited to cover a number of communities in the southeast. These include Kipling, Kennedy, Langbank, Wawota, Kenosee Lake, Redvers, Oxbow and the White Bear First Nations, as well as Moose Mountain Provincial Park.

Please consider contacting me with news from any of these communities. I am always looking for ideas for articles. You can contact me at

I was born and raised in Regina and have lived in many different communities across the central and southern parts of the province. I now call Kennedy home. I live with my husband, five wonderful miniature dachshunds dogs and often a litter of puppies. We are a blended family of five grown children and four beautiful grandchildren.

We moved to the area in the spring of 2021. We enjoy a fairly quiet life in the village.

Our minis love to bark. They are like kids in a pool. When one screams, they all scream. Kennedy may not be as quiet as it used to be thanks to our bunch, but we love them. Other loves of mine are the pleasures of painting, writing and swimming.

Communities are returning to normal since COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. I’ve had the pleasure of covering various stories as we all continue this journey. I know that there are many more stories out there, in the form of groups, individuals or ceremonies. I look forward to covering them.

I’m learning the art of reporting as I go. I am grateful to The Observer's Delores Young, Stepanie Zoer and David Willberg for their patience, support and guidance. I look forward to meeting you and serving you here.