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Editor joins the City of Kelowna

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The managing editor of the Kelowna Daily Courier is leaving his post to join the City of Kelowna’s communications department.

Tom Wilson leaves the Daily Courier after 17 years in various positions. He was city editor for eight years and managing editor since 2006. Having reached the height of his industry, he says there was nowhere else to go and leaving the Okanagan wasn’t an option.

“The opportunity came along and I felt like it was time to do something new. I’ve got the best news job in the valley and the question comes: What do you do with your experience? There’s not a lot of other places to go in the Okanagan,” he said.

“This was a good fit and a chance to learn something new and still be involved in the community.”

Wilson trades his editing pen for a writing pen at the City of Kelowna, writing news releases and planning communications for the department. He leaves the newsroom Feb. 6 and starts at the city Feb. 16.

The decision was a shock in his own newsroom, especially after being with the newspaper for so long. He came from Ottawa in 1992 as a business editor and filled several other duties before taking on the role of city editor.

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