Bretton Loney


Bretton Loney is an award-winning former reporter, columnist and editor of The Daily News in Halifax and The Telegram in St. John’s. Newfoundland. His journalism career began at the Halifax Chronicle-Herald.

He was born and raised in Bow Island, Alberta and has undergraduate degrees from The University of Lethbridge and The University of King’s College. Bretton is a communications director with the Government of Nova Scotia.

His work has appeared in subTerrain, Toward the Light:The Journal of Reflective Word & Image and Between the Lines: The Journal of Hockey Literature. His work has also appeared in short story anthologies including Canadian Tales of the Mysterious, Volume II, and Canadian Tales of the Heart, both published by Red Tuque Books, and in Roseway Publishing’s anthology Everything is So Political.

In the Fall of 2018 he independently published his first novel, The Last Hockey, which is set in Nova Scotia in a dystopian future. The novel explores what is fundamental to Canadian culture after society crumbles, and what remains. It is available through Amazon, Kobo, iBooks and at select Nova Scotia book stores.

His non-fiction book, Rebel With A Cause: The Doc Nikaido Story, a biography of the late Dr. Harry Nikaido, a family doctor in Bow Island, Alberta, was published in 2015 by FriesenPress. It is available at

More information on Bretton’s writing is available at





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