New faces hit the streets for the ‘Gazette’

There are a number of changes afoot at the Lake Cowichan Gazette.

There are a number of changes afoot at the Lake Cowichan Gazette.

After many years of service, we say goodbye to longtime publisher Dennis Skalicky, who has moved on to other opportunities.

Taking over the role of publisher is Shirley Skolos, who is also the publisher of the Cowichan Valley Citizen newspaper in Duncan.

Lake Cowichan resident Lauri Meanley will be out and about contacting all of the Gazette’s clients to make sure our advertisers continue to get the excellent service to which they are accustomed.

You will also be seeing a new face around town representing the Gazette. James Goldie, a Langara journalism program grad has joined the team. If you have a story for us, he wants to hear it. You can contact him at 250-748-2666 ext. 237.

Goldie comes to the Cowichan Lake area from where he was working in Yellowknife, so he’s looking forward to a more temperate climate and all of the great recreation opportunities in the area.

Andrea Rondeau, also editor of the Citizen, took over as editor of the Gazette in October (you probably noticed a few changes in the look of the paper at that time) and continues in that role.

The new Gazette team is excited to have the opportunity to carry on bringing residents of the Cowichan Lake area all the latest news, as they’ve come to expect from the paper over the years, and looks forward to continuing to tell the stories of the many fascinating people that live in Lake Cowichan and the surrounding area.