Sun Media columnist Ann Marie McQueen is leaving the roost this week after eight years to work for a new English-language newspaper in Abu Dhabi.
McQueen, based at the Ottawa Sun, broke the news to readers of her 18-month-old From Here blog on canoe.ca today.
"I have taken a job with a new national English-language newspaper launching in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and will be heading there at the end of the month," she writes.
"And though I have absolutely loved my time here at the Ottawa Sun, eight years doing everything from city hall to concert reviews, sometimes you get a great opportunity and you just gotta take it."
Of interest, she says her From Here blog on canoe.ca will continue from there. That should be an interesting read.
Meanwhile, McQueen's departure will leave the Toronto Sun surfing for a new op-ed columnist.