Skills, development and labour communications director Betty Nicholson, who has worked in the provincial government for the past 29 years, finally has a retirement date: June 21. Ms. Nicholson plans on working on her garden and taking a much-deserved vacation when she leaves the civil service. She'll be replaced by former CKNW reporter Graham Currie, who currently heads the sustainable resource management and agriculture, food and fisheries communication shop. When Mr. Currie leaves, responsibility for those files will be split between two new directors. No word yet on who those directors will be. But there should be no shortage of options. Word has it that Theresa Lumsdon, the public affairs bureau's human resource manager, has been aggressivelly recruiting new communication troops for the Liberals.
June 9, 2004