Here’s one of those you-be-the-editor moments.
On Saturday, mayor Gérald Tremblay went out for a photo op to show off the city’s new pothole-fixing technique. Basically, it involves repaving a thin layer of asphalt across a large surface instead of just filling the hole itself. It’s supposed to last four years and make everyone happy.
The photo op involved Tremblay sitting atop a repaving machine and driving it for a couple of feet while journalists take pictures.
In jest, reporter Max Harrold apparently asked Tremblay if he had a license to operate a heavy vehicle like this. Tremblay, with a basic Class 5 license, does not. So technically, he was driving illegally.
That little bit didn’t make it into the story published on Sunday next to the photo.
Should it have? Is it an important piece of information, or is it just pointless trivia that won’t make any difference in anyone’s life?