Tracy is the city editor at The Daily News, coming from two decades of daily newspaper experience in the Kootenays. In her home life, she continues multi-year efforts to successfully garden and compost, has yet to become good enough at golf to bother keeping score and when she becomes rich and famous, plans to spend all her time traveling the world.
Sylvie has been in the newspaper business for a decade as a reporter and editor. As a French-Canadian from Ottawa, she can be a bit of a policy wonk, which means readers can expect the occasional column to grouse about some politician or other. She balances that out with counter-intuitive activities like rock climbing so her wisdom in all matters can be fairly judged as dubious.
After 10 years in the news business, Jason has gone from bitter crime journalist to somewhat cynical arts and entertainment reporter. From the Fringe focuses on popular culture and artistic trends that don't quite fit in the realm of the local arts scene. When he's not at The Daily News, Jason is a loving husband and father with an unhealthy obsession with B-movies.
Mind Candy, which appears Wednesdays in the Daily News, is intended to be light-hearted and playful but often ends up being sarcastic and mildly offensive. Danna is a smart ass and requires plenty of editorial supervision. Danna is also the editor of Kamloops Business magazine - seriously, she has a real job.
Mel is a former Kamloops mayor and school board chair who continues to serve on several community committees. In his spare time, he is a home renovator and hobby farmer. The former editor of The Daily News continues to write his Armchair Mayor column once a week and maintains a blog at www.armchairmayor.wordpress.com.