Sunday, 13 March 2011

VanSickle out

Rick VanSickle
Two TSF sources say Rick VanSickle, a veteran Sun Media staffer, is out as city editor of the St. Catharines Standard.

VanSickle, whose 30-year newspaper career includes stops at the Suns in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary, is also a widely-read wine columnist. 

One tipster says Standard newsroom staffers were told of VanSickle's exit on Thursday when called to a meeting with editor Andrea Kriluck and publisher Judy Bullis.

"No explanation, other than he was gone, was given to the staff," says the tipster. "No word on a whether a replacement will be hired."

Sun Media newspapers in the Niagara area, including the Standard, Niagara Falls Review and Welland Tribune, have been losing bodies steadily for a couple of years.


  1. The many joys of media convergence, where insanity becomes the norm not the exception.

  2. This has nothing to do with convergence. He'll be replaced.

  3. This is wonderful news for that newsroom.