Lisa Joy, New Editor of the Stettler Independent/Castor Advance/Regional Weekender

Stettler Independent welcomes new editor

Lisa Joy rejoins the paper in a new role

Lisa Joy

I’m most comfortable behind the camera taking your photo, asking you questions and telling your story so it feels a bit odd to tell you about me.

First of all, I’m genuinely honoured to join the team at the Stettler Independent as editor and to serve the community and surrounding area.

Although I’ve lived in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and BC’s Lower Mainland, having grown up at the edge of a forest in southern BC, and later living on farm in Saskatchewan, I’m a country girl at heart and look forward to meeting you at local events.

Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be a journalist and pursued that goal with zeal.

I’m humbled to have been recognized by my peers and won national and international journalism awards including: First Place – Best Feature Series (CCNA 2008); First Place – Best Local Editorial (CCNA 2011); First Place – Best Business Writing (CCNA 2012); Third Place – Best Feature Series (CCNA 2017); and a Golden Dozen Award for Outstanding Editorial Writing (2006 ISWNE). Also, as an editor I led newsrooms to win numerous provincial awards for newspaper design, content and special sections.

Throughout my career, I’ve covered a variety of beats, from sports, municipal council and court to health, agriculture and tourism. As a journalist I was fortunate enough to spend about three weeks in Africa, taking photos and writing about Canadian volunteer’s humanitarian work in Kenya.

Those stories went national with Sun Media, appearing in the Toronto Sun, Ottawa Sun, Edmonton Sun and Calgary Sun to name a few. My work has also appeared in many other papers such as the Saskatoon Sun, AgWorld: A Saskatchewan Viewpoint, Alberta Views and the Red Deer Advocate. I’ve mostly worked on staff, however, at weekly newspapers because I find community newspapers the most rewarding.

Enough about me. It’s you the people that make the story. So, if you have time, pop in and say hello, give me a call or let’s meet on coffee row. I’m interested in your stories and discovering the many attractions of Stettler and area.

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