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I have spent the past 35 years as a journalist, including seven years as the editor of the Osoyoos Times, which is the job that brought me to beautiful British Columbia in 2011. I have spent the past nine months as a freelance writer with the Penticton Herald and Kelowna Daily Courier. When I'm not writing, my other passions include being a competitive squash player and playing hockey and golf. I grew up in Sudbury , Ontario and graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in journalism in 1984. After starting my career as a sports writer, I transitioned to news 25 years ago and have been a senior reporter, editor and associate publisher since then. After more than 20 years of working at a community newspaper in my hometown of Sudbury, I moved out West to continue my career as editor of the Barrhead Leader near Edmonton in 2010. I was promoted and was named publisher of The Bonnyville Nouvelle newspaper in 2011. I missed writing so stepped down from that position to take the editor's position at the Osoyoos Times. Besides a passion for sports and writing, my love affair with music started at a very young age and continues to this day. I've been blessed to see hundreds of concerts, including most of the greatest rock and blues bands of the past 40 years. I'm thrilled to join the team at Gonzo Okanagan and writing about the music, arts and culture scene in beautiful Penticton, which has been home since early 2013.

Interview with comedian KYLE LUCEY to perform at DAKODA’S Comedy Lounge

Interview with comedian KYLE LUCEY to perform at DAKODA'S Comedy Lounge By Keith Lacey. Kyle Lucey’s first attempt at standup comedy did not go well at...

Beauty and Beast: Penticton

Beauty and Beast: Penticton By Keith Lacey. Months of hard work by dozens of students – as well as teachers and parents – at Princess Margaret Secondary...

FILM INTERVIEWS: Teresa May Talent Agency – Kelowna Has Talent

Teresa May Talent Agency By Keith Lacey. Kelowna Has Talent. That’s become obviously clear over the past year since Kelowna’s Teresa May started up her own talent...

CELEBRATING ROBERT BURNS: SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020

CELEBRATING ROBERT BURNS: SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020 By Keith Lacey. More than 220 years after his death, Robert Burns remains a historical and cultural icon in his...

SILK ROAD TELEVISION SERIES FILMING IN KELOWNA, BC

SILK ROAD TELEVISION SERIES FILMING IN KELOWNA, BC By Keith Lacey. One of British Columbia’s most respected and successful movie and television producers is so impressed...

Urinetown: The Musical – Jan. 22 to 25

Urinetown: The Musical By Keith Lacey. The latest musical from Penticton’s Soundstage Productions combines a very serious subject – a world where water becomes a very...

METAL BAND ALESTORM COMES TO RUTLAND ON NOVEMBER 15TH

METAL BAND ALESTORM COMES TO RUTLAND ON NOVEMBER 15TH By Keith Lacey. As far as Christopher Bowes and his band Alestorm are concerned, too much heavy...

CURRENT SWELL

CURRENT SWELL By Keith Lacey. Like so many other bands before them, Vancouver Island’s Current Swell have worked diligently over many years to generate a large...

The Contenders Tour of the Okanagan

The Contenders Tour of the Okanagan By Keith Lacey. Gary Fjellgaard and Valdy have long been part of Canadian folk and country music royalty and they...

Rock the Rink Penticton: Interview with Elvis Stojko

Rock the Rink Penticton: Interview with Elvis Stojko By Keith Lacey. Elvis is about the enter the building at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) Sunday...

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