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29 July 2016,     TORONTO

Report on Business appoints editor

Report on Business (ROB) magazine has appointed Duncan Hood as its editor and director of features.

Hood joined the Globe last year, as deputy director of editorial products for ROB, responsible for reworking the Globe’s strategy for editorial newsletters and the launch of the Globe Investor newsletter.

He has spent his career in various senior editorial positions at Maclean’s, Canadian Business and MoneySense magazine.

29 July 2016,     TORONTO

NOW magazine’s co-founder resigns

 NOW founders Alice Klein and Michael Hollett
Michael Hollett, editor and publisher of NOW Magazine has announced his resignation.

Hollett co-founded NOW in 1981. He will now focus on running the North by Northeast (NXNE) music festival. He is the NXNE president and managing director. 

“NXNE took huge strides in 2016 and I am committed to building on this growth for 2017 and beyond with exciting ideas I look forward to sharing with all of you soon,” Hollett in a statement.

26 July 2016,     TORONTO

Two new appointments at St. Joseph Media

St.Joseph Media has announced two new appointments to its organization.

Noreen Flanagan has been appointed as the editor-in-chief of FASHION magazine. Flanagan will oversee content and brand strategy across all brand platforms, print, digital, social, video and branded events.

26 July 2016,     MONCTON, NB

New publisher for PETS Magazine

Dorman Sales & Marketing has acquired PETS Magazine, from Simmons Publishing Ltd.

The magazine features information on pet health and wellness and will now undergo an overhaul, which includes a fresh website and digital strategy, expanded partnerships and wider circulation.

It is currently distributed through veterinary clinics and has a readership of more than 70,000.

22 July 2016,     VICTORIA, BC

The EAT Journal launches in Victoria

Pacific Island Gourmet Publishing, publishers of EAT Magazine, is launching a new magazine entitled The EAT Journal. Printed on high quality, heavy, matte stock, The EAT Journal retails for $12 and is available in select bookstores, retail spaces, restaurants and online.

The magazine will give readers a look into the unique food landscape in Victoria and Vancouver Island.

15 July 2016,     RICHMOND HILL, ON

Faith Today lets readers colour its cover

Faith Today, a Christian magazine, has joined the adult colouring book craze. Similar to Cottage Life’s summer 2016 cover, Faith Today is encouraging its readers to use their markers, crayons and pastels to colour in its original July/August cover.

Readers can post their completed covers on the magazine’s facebook page for a chance to win a copy of Restore My Soul, a colouring devotional book by Montreal artist and author Ann-Margaret Hovsepian.

14 July 2016,     TORONTO

NMAF produces portrait series

Desmond Cole, Best New Magazine Writer, Toronto Life
The National Magazine Awards Foundation has launched a portrait series showcasing this year’s National Magazine Award winners.

With this series the organization aims to recognize the excellence in magazine, writing and art production, by discussing what makes for great storytelling. The photos were taken by Steve Goetz, and the interviews were conducted by Melissa Myers.
Visit the NMA website to view the series. A second series is also in the works, featuring some of the judges, board members and NMA staff.

12 July 2016,     TORONTO

COPA deadline extended

The final deadline for entires in the 2016 Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs) has been extended to Friday, July 15.

Publishers can enter here, and visit the website for guidelines and instructions.

11 July 2016,     OTTAWA

No Canada Post lockout during negotiations

In what will come as good news to businesses who rely on its services, Canada Post has withdrawn its 72-hour notice to the CUPW. The announcement means there will be no lockout while both parties continue negotiations.

In a statement posted on its website Canada Post says it is expecting the union to honour their public statements that they have no plans to strike during negotiations.

11 July 2016,     REGINA, SK

Briarpatch surpasses fundraising goal

Late last month Briarpatch magazine asked its readers to help raise $15,000 by the end of July in order to keep the magazine from closing. 

Readers answered by donating $18,340 as of July 6, surpassing its goal in only two weeks.

Briarpatch is now aiming to raise $25,000 by July 30, stating, “With $25,000, we will have the capacity to implement incremental increases with the goal of doubling contributor rates by the November/December 2017 issue.”

Read more here.

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