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Ottawa Town Crier Daniel Richer at work.
Ottawa Town Crier Daniel Richer at work.

Crier shouts out the news

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Back when paper was scarce, and electronic communication had yet to be dreamed of, one way to spread important news was to just shout it out. There aren't many full-time town criers left, but Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin found one--in Ottawa. Champion crier Daniel Richer has broadened the job to include story telling, acting as an MC, and even the occasional marriage proposal.

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Lucy Martin
Ottawa Correspondent

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