The Westcoast Reader is 40 years old

Joan Acosta was the editor of The Westcoast Reader for 27 years.

This is Joan Acosta

She was the only employee of the newspaper during that time.

She wrote all the stories and did the layout.

Joan retired in 2009.

After she retired, she created a website called Best of The Reader.

The website has 15 ebooks with stories Joan wrote. The stories are about Canada, sports, holidays, and many other topics.

You can read the ebooks on a computer, tablet, or phone. Joan won many awards for her work.

She says, “I was happy to know that the newspaper helped learners.”

Submitted by Trish Weatherall • Photo: Joan Acosta