Canadian Magazine Industry News
28 April 2008,    
People in print: Changes at Western Living, Quarto Communications and more

In this regular MastheadOnline feature, we bring you the latest on recent hirings, firings and appointments in the Canadian magazine industry.

Western Living’s arrangement with Calgary-based art director Dwayne Dobson has ended prematurely. Dobson was hired on contract in December, but “communication was difficult for both sides,” Western Living publisher Kim Peacock says, and the relationship was terminated earlier this month.

Vancouver art director Randall Watson will oversee Western Living’s design for the next six months, as he steps into the role of creative director for Transcontinental Media’s Western magazines. Vancouver editor-in-chief Gary Stephen Ross is moving into a similar role for Transcon—he’s now the editorial director for Western titles, a new position.

Over to Quarto Communications in Toronto, where, after 15 years as the director of consumer shows for Cottage Life, Ian Forsyth is moving on. Forsyth has formed a new company, Caneast Shows Inc., with partner Peter Kiddell. The company will be based in Ottawa.

Other masthead changes at CL include Martin Zibauer, promoted to deputy editor, Michelle Kelly, now managing editor, and Jackie Davis, who has moved over from explore to CL. In December, Cathy Collins, who had been on bereavement leave, announced she would not return to the magazine.

And finally, after 10 years at BCS Communications Ltd. editing Solutions, Rehab & Community Care Medicine and Today’s Kids in Motion, Chris Noone has taken a position with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association as a communications project manager.

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