CCNA elects new board of directors

Roger Holmes was elected president of Canadian Community Newspapers Association at the association’s annual meeting on May 26, 2016, in Edmonton. Holmes is the owner of Star News Inc. based in Wainwright, Alberta.

The national association has appointed the following 2016-2017 board members:

President: Roger Holmes, Star News Inc., Wainwright, AB

Vice-President: Tim Shoults, Glacier Media Inc., Vancouver, BC

Secretary-Treasurer: Gordon Cameron, Hamilton Community News, Hamilton, ON

Chairman & Immediate Past President: Abbas Homayed, Northern Life, Sudbury, ON


  • Sarah Holmes, Gabriola Sounder, Gabriola, BC
  • Jason Lyon, Rocky Mountain Outlook, AB
  • Chris Ashfield, Grasslands News Group, Whitewood, SK
  • Kim MacAulay, Clipper Weekly, Beausejour, MB
  • David Adsett, Fergus Wellington Advertiser, Fergus, ON
  • Steve Bonspiel, The Eastern Door, Kahnawake, QC
  • Paul MacNeill, Island Press, Montague, PE
  • Francis Sonier, Acadie Nouvelle, Caraquet, NB