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William Alexander Rayner Edit Profile

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William Alexander Rayner, Canadian newspaper editors Director B.C. Newspaper Foundation; Member Vancouver Press Club, Writers Union Canada M C.


Rayner, William Alexander was born on November 7, 1929 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


Student Canada schools.


Sports editor, Trail Times, B.C., 1954-1955;sportswriter, Victoria (B.C.) Times, 1955-1957;sportswriter, Vancouver (B.C.) Herald, 1957;copy editor, reporter, Montreal (Quebec) Star, 1957-1958;assistant sports editor, Vancouver Sun, 1958-1962;copy editor, then slotman, Vancouver Sun, 1962-1974;news editor, Vancouver Sun, 1974-1983;systems manager, Vancouver Sun, 1983-1988;retired, Vancouver Sun, 1988;copy editor, Toronto Globe & Mail, 1962.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Vancouver Sun Style Guide, 1976, Images of History - Twentieth Century British Columbia Through the Front Pages, 1997, British Columbia's Premiers in Profile-The Good, The Bad and the Transient, 2000, Scandal! 130 Years of Damnable Deeds in Canada's Lotus Land, 2001, The Canadian Journey - Provocative Glimpses into Canada's Past, 2006.


Director B.C. Newspaper Foundation. Member Vancouver Press Club, Writers Union Canada M C.


Son of William and Annie Mitchell (McDonald) R. Divorced; 1 child, Robert William.

William Rayner

Annie Mitchell (McDonald) Rayner

Robert William Rayner