Canadian Magazine Industry News
8 July 2008,     NATIONAL
People in print: Changes at Business in Vancouver, L'actualit´┐Ż and more

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

Gail Clark
We begin out West, with some changes to report at Business in Vancouver magazines. Publisher Gail Clark is retiring from the full-time role in mid-July. During her tenure, the magazines division of Business in Vancouver Media Group (BIVMG) expanded to more than a dozen titles. Clark, a former publisher of Vancouver Magazine, will continue at BIVMG as publisher of the annual BBBG, produced on behalf of the Better Business Bureau of Mainland British Columbia.

Paul Harris, editorial director of BIVMG's magazines and features, is taking over as publisher. He has also been named editorial director for B.C. operations of parent company Glacier Media Group (formerly Glacier Ventures International Corp.)

Gord Kurenoff has been named managing editor of BIVMG's magazines and features. Kurenoff has an extensive background in community and daily newspapers and was most recently managing editor of the Free Daily division of Black Press. He is also a former associate sports editor of the National Post and managing editor of the Abbotsford News and Valleylife magazine.

At Vancouver-based Teldon Publishing Inc., Kiran Gill Judge, who for the last two years has served as marketing manager for Alive, left the health and wellness magazine last month. “I'm going to be lounging poolside with my kids for the summer,” she told us by e-mail. “Should anything interesting come up, I'm game to give it a go!" Dee Reinerth recently joined Teldon as brand coordinator. 

Scott Gardner
Scott Gardner
is the new editor of Lifestyle, which now publishes separate editions for the Maritimes, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Gardner’s experience includes two years as associate editor of Foodservice and Hospitality and Hotelier, two years as associate editor of Premiere Video Magazine and a year as a staff writer at IT World Canada. He replaces founding editor Krista Ivanov, who resigned in March.

Kenneth Maclean, the former vice president of interactive media for St. Joseph Media who departed in March, has resurfaced at Canwest Publishing, where he's now VP of digital media for the eastern region.

Ricepaper editor-in-chief (and occasional Masthead contributor) Aaron Leaf stepped down from his post at the Vancouver-based Asian culture magazine last month. Leaf departs for Zambia next week to begin a seven-month stint with Journalists for Human Rights.

Réal Germain

Finally, Réal Germain, who has spent much of his career working in television news, has been named publisher of L’actualité, the French-language current affairs magazine published by Rogers. Germain was most recently vice-president of news and current affairs at Télévision Quatre Saisons. He replaces Paule Beaugrand-Champagne, who retired a couple of months ago.

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