New journalist worked at Stettler-area newspaper before

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The ECA Review’s multimedia journalist began his new job Feb. 24 in the ECA Review’s satellite office in Stettler, but his name may be familiar to readers in the Stettler area.

A few years back Stu Salkeld worked as editor of a different local newspaper.

Salkeld, who has upwards of 28 years experience in the Alberta community newspaper industry, is now covering councils and other news in the Stettler region and has experience working in the area as well.

His experience as editor includes most recently at Black Press’ Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer newspaper, which covered the City of Wetaskiwin, County of Wetaskiwin, Town of Millet and the Pigeon Lake region, including all of the summer villages.

Before that he spent a year and a half as editor of the St. Albert Gazette, one of the largest community newspapers in Alberta. The paper covered the City of St. Albert and County of Sturgeon.

Prior to the Gazette, Salkeld spent six years as editor of The Rocky Mtn. House Mountaineer on top of six years at The Mountaineer as the Clearwater County reporter.

Salkeld’s experience before Rocky Mountain House included four and a half years at Fort Macleod’s Macleod Gazette as a reporter/photographer and a year at The Arrow Lakes News in Nakusp, B.C. as a reporter/photographer.

Salkeld earned his two-year diploma in print journalism from SAIT in Calgary from 1993 to ’95 and was raised in Oyen, Alta., one of the communities within the ECA Review’s coverage area.

He has family in the Stettler region and has been visiting this area for the past 30 years.

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