Our Team

Associate Publisher / Sales Manager
Amanda Nason
250-341-6299 ext. 108
250-341-1111 (cell)
Amanda brings more than 20 years of advertising and business experience to the newspaper. Amanda can tailor an advertising plan to meet your business needs. When she’s not at the office, she can be found supporting local events throughout the community and rooting for the home team at every Rockies game.

Dauna Ditson
250-341-6299 ext. 105
Dauna Ditson moved to the Columbia Valley in 2017 after a decade working in governmental communications in Saskatchewan. Her award-winning first book, Wide Open, was released in 2019.

Magazines Editor/Reporter
Steve Hubrecht
250-341-6299 ext. 104
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 office, he’s probably spending time outdoors with his family. He grew up in southern Ontario and graduated with an MA in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario in 2006.

Graphic Designer
Emily Rawbon
250-341-6299 ext. 102
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.

Office Administrator
and Classified Sales

Amanda Murray
250-341-6299 ext. 101
Got a boat to sell or a cheers to share? Call Amanda, our office administrator and classified sales representative.

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