Monday, 18 June 2007

Changes . . .

Welcome to Changes, which was one of Doug Creighton's favourite Toronto Sun features. The only difference here is all of the TSF items will be about current and former Sun Media people.

Hirings, promotions, departures, obits, where are they now? etc.

To submit notices, e-mail TSF. Photos will be used when provided.

New Technology
Columnists at the Winnipeg Sun have added sound bytes to their daily routine, providing commentary that is a click away at the Winnipeg Sun web site. First of the Sun Speaks columnists are Laurie Mustard, a former radio guy, and city columnist Tom Brodbeck. The Sun says there will be three or four new audio clips every weekday.

Steve Lequire, a reporter for the Calgary Sun from 1983 to 1987, has died in Vernon, B.C.The avid outsdoorman and horse rider was found dead in a mountain range near his Vernon home after driving there to ride his beloved horse. Steve grew up near Rice Lake, south of Peterborough, Ontario. After leaving the Calgary Sun, he worked for the Calgary bureau of the Alberta Report Magazine, then moved to B.C. where he was a senior editor with B.C. Report. Friends say when the B.C. Report was about to fold, he left and this summer, he and his wife were owner/operators of a dog boarding kennel near Vernon. "He was a good, ambitious reporter and a good friend to, among many others, myself," Peter Miller, a longtime friend, told TSF.

John Briglia, former managing editor of the London Free Press, of Parkinson's disease on June 12, 2007. He was 81. John's association with the Free Press began at 16 as a part-time sports stringer. John left to get a University of Western Ontario journalism degree and Columbia University master's degree. He returned in the 1950s and worked his way up from reporter to managing editor (1978 to 1985). He is survived by his wife, Mary, and five children.

Where Are They Now?
Ron Corbett, a former award-winning Ottawa Sun columnist and author, has joined Ottawa radio station CFRA 580 as host of Unscripted, a talk show that airs weekdays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ron, who also enjoyed a stint at the Ottawa Citizen, shares his life with Julie Oliver, his photojournalist wife, and four children.

Allan Bolstad, former Edmonton Sun city hall columnist, is now executive director of the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues.

Helen Connell, former 20-year London Free Press staffer and Editor from 1997 to 2000, has been appointed the University of Western Ontario's associate vice-president, communications and public affairs. Helen left the newspaper in 2000 to work as executive director for United Way in London and Middlesex.

Chris Gerritsen, who signed off earlier this year as Calgary Sun's Page Six after nine years, has found a new and comfortable home at Telus. Chris is a senior communications manager on the Telus Media Relations team. He handles Telus media relations for Alberta. Chris says the career move was a positive one for him and his family.

Anita Elash, former 1980s Toronto Sun reporter: Anita, as Ian Harvey notes in an e-mail, is now a freelance writer based in Paris, France. She has been writing for the Globe and Mail and had another freelance article published in the June 16 Focus section. Freelancing from Paris? Does it get any better? Well done, Anita.

No comments:

Post a Comment