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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.

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...

RIVAL SONS

Rival Sons By Keith Lacey. Once very few years, you hear a song – and a band – that sends shivers up the spine. A band you...

INTERVIEW with Velina Taskov – performing @ Dakoda’s Comedy Lounge this Saturday!

Velina Taskov headlines at Dakoda's Comedy Lounge this Saturday! By Keith Lacey. Velina Taskov’s love of animals is surpassed only by her love of making people...

INTERVIEW: Larry Gowan of STYX

Styx Interview: Larry Gowan By Keith Lacey. September 4th at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. Larry Gowan says rumours about the death of rock and...

Ryga Festival Summerland

Ryga Festival Summerland By Keith Lacey. George Ryga would be very proud. Ryga, a renowned playwright and arts lover from Summerland, passed away back in 1987, but...

The Boss: Springsteen

The Boss: Springsteen By Keith Lacey. When most people approach age 70, they are slowing down – considerably. But that’s certainly not the case with The Boss,...

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