Parkview News is a local newspaper dedicated to spreading the good news in our community. It was founded in August 2014 by Bruce Holland and Eric Caines. The Parkview News is distributed throughout the following neighbourhoods in our community:
- Clayton Park
- Clayton Park West
- Bayer’s Lake Park
- Birch Cove
Bruce Holland - Publisher
Bruce grew up in a small fishing village just outside of Halifax. During his early working career he spent time in the sales and service sectors, prior to a ten year career in the Nova Scotia Attorney General’s Dept. Bruce formerly served as County Councillor, MLA, Minister of Science and Technology and Minister Sport and Recreation. He currently works as Executive Director of a local business improvement commission and spends as much time as he can with his three children and three grandchildren. Bruce has always been active in creating publications of one kind or another and enjoys his work leading the team at Parkview News.
Eric Caines - VP of Operations
In addition to his work with Parkview News, Eric wears many hats. He is very active in the community, serving as treasurer for Long Lake Provincial Park Association as well as the Spryfield District Business Commission. He has been coaching hockey with the Chebucto Minor Hockey Association for twenty years, and also sits on the board for the Spryfield Lions Rink. Since 1991, Eric’s been working at the family run property management business. In his very limited spare time, Eric might be found on a golf course or at a Mooseheads game.
Andy de Champlain - Editor
Andy has been teaching English as a second language at a local university since 2005. He has an undergraduate degree in linguistics and a graduate degree in education. When not at work or home in Halifax, Andy spends time travelling with his wife and two sons, or relaxing at the cottage at Ponhook Lake. He likes making friends laugh with Facebook comments or with comically low-budget videos. He also enjoys chess, writing, photography, and birding.
Corey Dickinson - Layout Designer
Corey Dickinson is a graphic designer who has worked for over 20 years in print media. Many of those years have been spent working for large printing companies where both his creative and technical sides had the opportunity to grow. This December will mark the fifth anniversary of his solo design business. In that time he has developed a base of regular customers that spans five provinces and he enjoys the wide variety of opportunities they provide. Corey and his wife of 21 years agree; Atlantic Canada is a perfect location to raise a family. They always enjoy travelling with their two children, but there’s no place like home. Whether its New Year’s Eve in the centre of New York’s Times Square or an Easter egg hunt in the shadow of the Acropolis, their happiest moments are any moments they spent together.
Dawn Burgess - Advertising
Dawn Burgess has 18 years’ experience in advertising. She honed her skills in the fast paced environment of the Chronicle Herald. Born and raised in Halifax, she moved to the St. Margarets Bay area where she spent many years before returning to Halifax. She loves our province and one of her favourite activities is taking road trips to discover unique places, people or things, be it a hidden beach, a quaint lighthouse, a roadside craft sale or an antique store full of treasure. Dawn is also an avid NASCAR fan and has traveled to cheer on her favourite drivers at both the Daytona and New Hampshire speedways and keeps on top of local racing as well. Contact Dawn today to discuss your advertising needs. She will assist you in creating an advertising plan tailored to your business.
Wendy Jeans - Contributing Writer
Wendy Jeans is a bookkeeper and homemaker who has lived in the Halifax area for most of her life. She attended the University of King's College enrolled in the Foundation Year program. She developed an interest in gardening after her kids were older and she was seeking a hobby. Although referencing as much gardening information as possible, she considers herself a practical gardener with knowledge gained mostly from trial and error. She finds that gardening is a rewarding expression of creativity in an ever changing, busy and fast-paced world.