About Us

Your Community News Team

Lorne  Eckersley Reporter, Publisher
Lorne Eckersley
250-428-2266 ext. 206
Lorne Eckersley started work at the Advance straight from journalism school in 1979. Raised in Calgary, he and his wife wanted to start a family in a small town. Though they originally planned to stay in Creston for five years, they haven't found a reason to leave just yet. Lorne is a rare publisher/reporter who also writes weekly opinion and wine columns.
Sales Co-ordinator
Anita Horton
250-428-2266 ext. 205
Casey  Luscher Classifieds
Casey Luscher
250-428-2266 ext. 204
Chris  Brauer News Co-ordinator
Chris Brauer
250-428-2266 ext. 203
Chris Brauer currently resides in Creston, British Columbia, with his family, two cats, and his typewriter collection (though he prefers to write with a fountain pen). He has completed his first novel about living and teaching English as a Foreign Language in the Sultanate of Oman. He is currently working on his second travel memoir about Ireland and is working on a collection of poetry inspired by his travels there. He was a teacher for fifteen years. He enjoys running in the woods of West Creston, traveling, eating out, and wearing wool sweaters. He began working at the Advance in July, 2016.
Eric  Lawson Regional Publisher
Eric Lawson
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, Man. 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.
Asha Wainionpaa
Office/Circulation Manager
Dianne Audette
250-428-2266 ext. 200
Jacky Smith