To nurture community in the Columbia Valley, both socially and economically, by informing, educating and enlightening readers, one issue at a time, while providing customers with an engaged readership that generates a return on investment.
More from Steve Hubrecht
Reporter Steve Hubrecht arrived in the Columbia Valley after working for newspapers in Fernie, B.C., and Beijing, China. He spends as much time outside as possible – if he’s not at the Pioneer and Echo office, he’s probably out telemarking or hiking. He grew up in southern Ontario and graduated with an MA in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario in 2006.
More from Rose-Marie Regitnig
Publisher Rose-Marie Regitnig brings extensive management experience to The Columbia Valley Pioneer through her background in the hotel and resort industry. Originally from Sweden, Rose-Marie spent many summers in Invermere as a child. She moved here in 1991 after starting her career in the hotel industry in Whistler in 1986. She presently lives in Invermere with two of her three teenage children, while her oldest attends the University of Victoria. Rose-Marie shares the commitment each of the staff bring to the Columbia Valley and to the newspaper, and looks forward to continuing to serve the community and its many visitors.
Reporter/Special Publications Editor
More from Kate Irwin
Reporter Kate Irwin hails from England, where she graduated from the University of Sheffield with a journalism degree. Originally in the Columbia Valley to teach skiing, Kate fell in love with the beautiful mountain scenery and relaxed valley lifestyle and decided to make this her home. She enjoys spending time skiing, fishing and playing poker.
More from Dan Walton
Before joining The Pioneer early in 2013, Dan was employed at a Saskatchewan newspaper. While the views of the sky are an appealing feature of the Prairies, the scenery can’t compare to the mountains found only in British Columbia, where Dan looks forward to hiking, biking, rock climbing and downhill skiing, and writing the occasional opinionated column, while keeping his mind open to opposing viewpoints. Any and all feedback is welcome!
More from Kristian Rasmussen
Reporter Kristian Rasmussen is a coastal transplant. Originally from White Rock, B.C., Kristian has traded the salty sea breeze for the clear mountain air. Kristian graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism from Thompson Rivers University and lives for the mountain lifestyle. You may find Kristian on the trails, at the hot springs, or covering the community beat.
More from Emily Rawbon
Emily Rawbon is a talented production guru/graphic designer who moved to the Columbia Valley in 2006 after spending seven years at the Canmore Leader and the Banff Crag & Canyon newspapers. A graduate of the advertising/administration program at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario, Emily migrated west and enjoys the many recreational opportunities available in the valley.
More from Dean Midyette
The most recent additon to the Pioneer team, Dean brings more than 20 years of sales experience to the newspaper. A graduate of the University of Calgary with degrees in Physical Education and Education, Dean worked as an educator in Alberta before moving to Invermere to pursue a career with Fairmont Resort Properties, and now The Pioneer. Away from the office he loves spending time with his wife and two sons, golfing, playing poker and working out. Dean is here to assist all of our valued clients with their promotional needs.
More from Greg-Amos
Editor Greg Amos hails from White Rock, B.C., and recently arrived in the Columbia Valley after five years as a reporter and editor on the Sunshine Coast and in the Peace Region of B.C. He’s looking forward to exploring the trails, ski slopes, mountains and rock faces of the Columbia Valley. Greg has a Journalism Certificate from Langara College and B.Sc. in Geography from UBC.