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Eric Lawson has worked in community media for 30 years as a reporter, editor, sales manager, general manager and publisher. He has worked and lived across Canada; prior to joining Black Press he was publisher of the Brandon Sun in Brandon, Manitoba. Lawson has been involved in community organizations throughout his career, including Rotary, the YMCA, Chambers of Commerce, and support for animal shelters. He has also been active in industry associations such as the Flyer Distribution Standards Association and Newspapers Canada.
John is a veteran of 20-plus years in journalism. He worked with many community newspapers in Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. He was also the digital news editor with the Winnipeg Free Press and the Edmonton Journal. John enjoys hiking, following the Winnipeg Jets, curling, and playing Rock Band.
Jillian Trainor joined Arrow Lakes News in September 2015. Hailing from Prince Edward Island, she made the journey west, driving across the country with as much as she could pack in her car, including her cat. This is her first job since completing the journalism program at Holland College, and she’s enjoying the experience of covering all the issues in Nakusp. Jillian loves talking to residents about the goings on in the community and looks forward to continuing her work at the paper.