Our Team

Eric Lawson
Eric Lawson has worked in community media for 30 years as a reporter, editor, sales manager, general manager and publisher. He has worked and lived across Canada; prior to joining Black Press he was publisher of the Brandon Sun in Brandon, Manitoba. Lawson has been involved in community organizations throughout his career, including Rotary, the YMCA, Chambers of Commerce, and support for animal shelters. He has also been active in industry associations such as the Flyer Distribution Standards Association and Newspapers Canada.

Associate Publisher
Dyan Stoochnoff
Dyan Stoochnoff attended high school in Grand Forks. Five years after graduation she made the move to Calgary, Alta., where she graduated from Hollingshead College with an accounting degree. Her love of the Boundary prompted her and her husband Andy to move back into the area. In 2007 she took on the position of office manager of the Boundary Creek Times and within a few months was advanced to the position of Associate Publisher. In 2014 she was offered the sales position at the Grand Forks Gazette. Today she continues in both positions and enjoys the challenges that come her way.

John White
John is a veteran of 20-plus years in journalism. He worked with many community newspapers in Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. He was also the digital news editor with the Winnipeg Free Press and the Edmonton Journal. John enjoys hiking, following the Winnipeg Jets, curling, and playing Rock Band.

Kathleen Saylors
Kathleen is the newest member of the Gazette team, joining us in May 2016. Kathleen recently graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa, where she completed her Bachelors of Journalism. Kathleen works on the paper’s reporting, photography and community connections in her role as the Gazette’s reporter. You can reach her with tips, comments and story ideas at

Creative Services
Della Mallette
250-442-2191 ext. 4
A long-time resident of Grand Forks, she left the Sunshine Valley for Langara College in Vancouver after graduating from high school but returned as big city life didn’t suit her. In the late 1980s, she was hired at Grand Forks’ Boundary Community News and a few years later, took employment with the Gazette. Della has always been fascinated with newspaper production and after some 29 years, can’t imagine doing anything else as a career.

Ad Production
Dustin Lacroix
250-442-2191 ext.1
Dustin was born in Vernon and moved to Christina Lake in the mid-90s. He finished up both elementary school and high school in Grand Forks. Graduating in 2001, he went to, what was at the time, Okanagan College North Campus the following fall. Studying Fine Arts and living on campus in Kelowna, by the time he finished university, it became the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan Campus thus giving him a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from UBC. He now has been residing in Grand Forks since 2007.

Circulation Coordinator
Darlainea Redlack
250-442-2191 ext.1
Darlainea was born in Kelowna, but with family in the Boundary grew to think of it as her summer home.  was born in Kelowna. Eventually Darlainea moved to Vancouver but jumped at the chance to move back to the Boundary, and loves everything about it – from the tree-lined streets of Grand Forks to the mountain and abundant wildlife. As circulation coordinator, Darlainea loves that she gets to interact with the community and help everyone love Grand Forks as much as she does.

Circulation Clerk
Karen Laprarie
250-442-2191 ext.1

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