Aspen Gainer joins the Lake Cowichan Gazette's team as the new Editor/Reporter.

Aspen Gainer joins the Lake Cowichan Gazette's team as the new Editor/Reporter.

The Gazette gets a new editor/reporter

The Gazette welcomes Aspen Gainer, who takes over the position of Editor/Reporter.

The Gazette is happy to welcome a new member to the team, Aspen Gainer, who takes over the position of Editor/Reporter.

Gainer moved to Youbou last year, coming to the lake communities from Alberta with her common-law partner and two dogs.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have made this move,” says Gainer. “I’ve wanted to move to the island for about 10 years now, but it always seemed like a pipe dream. Now we’re living the dream!”

Gainer comes to the Gazette with a wealth of industry experience behind her. She has a degree in professional writing and worked at two newspapers as editor and reporter, and was the managing editor of a women’s literary magazine while in Edmonton. She is happy to add the Gazette to her repertoire.

“I’m excited to work for the Gazette. It’ll really give me a chance to get to know and love this community even more,” says Gainer. “And I feel lucky to have a job in my industry so close to home.”

Some of her favourite moments as a reporter in Alberta include interviewing past Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, embedding in a Canadian Forces artillery exercise, and interviewing members of Cirque du Soleil and Cavalia.