ECA Review – About Us

About Us

The East Central Alberta Review (ECA Review), formerly known as the Coronation Review, is a newspaper that services 28,000+ homes each week.

On Sept. 27, 2021, the paper will celebrate 110 years of journalism and history documentation.

At the helm of this operation is Publisher Joyce Webster.

Lisa Myers-Sortland is our longtime Graphic Artist who has been creating most advertisements and designing the entire newspaper layout each week for over 20 years.

Reporters Cheryl Bowman and Stu Salkeld as well as a few stringers throughout the region to give the best coverage of newsworthy content possible for our readers.

For all of your sales and marketing needs, we have Judy Walgenbach.

A number of casual positions are created for stuffing flyers within each edition on a weekly basis.

The ECA Review is a biodegradable newspaper that decomposes within two years using high-grade recycled paper.

Coverage begins in the north with the highest point on the map being Kinsella, Alta. and the southern boundary ends at Hussar and Iddesleigh. 

In the west, the paper reaches Torrington and Acme and stretches across the region to the Saskatchewan border in the east.

Awards and Recognitions

Every newspaper has its shining moments amongst associations and even countries.

The ECA Review has been a member of the Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association (AWNA) for years as well as the Canadian Newspaper Association, now called NewsMedia Canada and National NewsMedia Council, receiving many awards over that time period.

Most recently, Brenda Schimke, editorial writer for the ECA Review, won her third Golden Dozen award by the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors (ISWNE).

It was announced at the annual awards banquet at the conference held in Atlanta, Georgia on June 22, 2019 for her Sept. 6, 2018 editorial, titled ‘Value of history kept, not whitewashed’.

Former Reporter Terri Huxley received back-to-back awards in the Sports Action Photographic Awards held by the AWNA in 2018 and 2019. She also won first place nationally for her 2018 photo labelled ‘Elnora Bullarama’.

The ECA Review has received many awards of recognition since its inception in 1911.