Eric Lawson becomes publisher for Black Press’ West Kootenay/Boundary papers

Black Press has appointed Eric Lawson as the new group publisher for newspapers in the West Kootenay/Boundary region. Lawson has three decades of experience in community newspapers as a reporter, photographer, sales manager, editor and publisher. He most recently served as the publisher of the Brandon Sun in Manitoba.

He will now be responsible for overseeing operations at the Trail Times, Castlegar News, Rossland News, Nelson Star, West Kootenay Advertiser, Grand Forks Gazette, Creston Valley Advance, Arrow Lakes News, and Boundary Creek Times.

Lawson succeeds outgoing publisher Chuck Bennett, who was the regional publisher for Black Press in West Kootenay since 2007.