Canadian Magazine Industry News
21 January 2009,     NATIONAL
People in print: Changes at Driven, Toronto Life and more

Managing editor George Zicarelli has resigned from Driven magazine. "I am leaving on excellent terms," he tells us. "I have no definite plans for full-time work as yet but will first gauge what sort of freelance opportunities are available." Yesterday was Zicarelli's last day.

Toronto Life has bulked up its art department by hiring Natalie Do into the newly created senior designer position. Do’s resumé includes Concrete Design, where she worked on Azure magazine and the Holts catalogue, among other products. Most recently, Do was a designer at the New York Times Style Magazine

CDS Global has named Pierre Charpentier general manager of its Montreal facility. Prior to joining CDS Global, he served in various management functions at Unimedia; served as the vice president of circulation for Publicor Magazines, a division of Quebecor; created his own outsourced fulfillment service company, Diffusion Conseil P.C.; and served as general manager of Joncas Telexperts, Quebecor’s integrated direct marketing organization.

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Russel Fairley, who spent just less than two years as the Web editor for, is moving on to become Webmaster for the Nature Conservancy of Canada. "Aside from the usual content and infrastructure management duties, I'll be focused on video and podcast production, graphic and Web design, implementation of RSS feeds, and adding other Web 2.0 features to the website to help deliver their important conservation message," Fairley tells us. "I will also have opportunities to contribute to their thrice-yearly publication, The Ark." Fairley also keeps on blog  at

Susanne Hasulo, who has been editor of In Burlington since that magazine's launch in 2004, has stepped down following publication of the winter 2008 issue to pursue other projects.

Momentum, a Vancouver-based magazine for urban cycling enthusiasts, has seen the departure of its food editor, Nicole Vanderwyst, who will continue to write about food on her Epicurvegan blog. (Momentum publisher Amy Walker has also announced that the magazine has expanded its distribution to include Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Austin, Los Angeles and Madison.)

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