Your humble organ has been remiss in covering the latest seat warming action at the Rockpile. So here's some squibs to bring you up-to-date: earlier this month, we reported on the eminent depature of ministerial assistants Cheryl Maitland (small business and revenue) and Steve Puhallo (tourism, sports and the arts) and from the legislative precincts. The government has since moved to fill those gaps in the Rockpile. Replacing Mr. Puhallo will be Olga Ilich's junior aide Colin Doylend. And Rick Thorpe's executive assistant Samantha Thorpe (no relation) takes over from Cheryl Maitland. Meanwhile, in related news, Sharon McKinnon, who was one of two senior aides at children and family development, will be filling Jake McEwan's shoes at agriculture and lands. And senior issues management coordinator Tera Nelson is packing her bags in the premier's office to take a post at Partnerships British Columbia.
May 29, 2006