Support worker Nicole Ecclestone helps paper carrier Jon Dorosh make sure he has the right amount of newspapers to deliver. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Support worker Nicole Ecclestone helps paper carrier Jon Dorosh make sure he has the right amount of newspapers to deliver. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

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Jon Dorosh has been a paper carrier for about five years

Kelowna resident Jon Dorosh is a paper carrier for Kelowna Capital News. He delivers about 150 papers every Wednesday and Friday afternoon with the help of his support worker Nicole Ecclestone.

Ecclestone said Dorosh has been delivering papers for about five years and he enjoys what he’s doing. She said she usually just helps him with loading the papers and making sure he remembers which locations want two papers delivered, among other things.

The job is usually a great way for Ecclestone and Dorosh to get out and about, however during a cold snap this past winter things got a little difficult.

“With windchill, it was -25 C … so we just took my car and went along the route and I kept the car warm and going as he went out and delivered papers,” she said.

Dorosh is always upbeat and excited to get on his way, not just to deliver papers but to see dogs that he’s befriended along the way.

“Buddy, he’s a nice dog. I go ‘paw’ and we shake. I give him treats,” he said.

To make the day more interesting the two also play a game where they race to identify what trucks driving around in Kelowna are carrying. Ecclestone said Dorosh always wins.

Rain or shine, you’ll always get your paper thanks to carriers like Dorosh.

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Twila Amato
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