Lowell began his career as a reporter in 1973 at The Columbian in New Westminster. He spent six years there before taking a job at then-new daily Edmonton Sun in 1978. Working primarily as a desk editor, Lowell was also tasked with covering the Edmonton Drillers of the NASL and the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings.
In 1979, he returned to the West Coast with The Province where he would spend the next 36 years as both a beat reporter as well as a six-year stint as sports editor. During his time as editor, The Province was twice named one of the top 10 sports sections in North America by The Associated Press.
While he spent time covering all of Vancouver’s pro sports teams including Lions, Canucks, Grizzlies, Whitecaps and Canadians, Lowell is best known for his time writing about the AAA Canadians and the Black and Orange. Beginning in 1999, Lowell spent countless hours at practices and in stadiums across Canada not missing a single game in that time, writing about the Leos for an ever-growing audience of football fans. He enjoyed three championship runs by the club in that span. For his efforts, he was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2014. He has also been honoured by the Vancouver Canadians and was inducted into the baseball club’s Journalism Hall of Fame in 2011.