Our Team

Associate Publisher / Sales Manager
Amanda Nason
250-341-6299 ext. 102
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.

Camille Aubin
250-341-6299 ext. 106
Camille Aubin arrived on the western side three years ago. She spent her time adventuring for the past few years. Camille is ready to reconnect with her second passion: journalism. She grew up in the province of Québec and graduated from the Université de Sherbrooke in Communication, Writing and Multimedia in 2017.

Magazines Editor/Reporter
Steve Hubrecht
250-341-6299 ext. 105
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.

James Rose
James has written for the Financial Post, Aspen Daily News, Calgary Herald, Forecast Ski Magazine, Columbia Valley Pioneer, and BOEReport.com. In 2018, James completed a residency in Environmental Reportage at the Banff Centre for Literary Arts. James grew up in the Columbia Valley and holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Calgary.

Graphic Designer
Emily Rawbon
250-341-6299 ext. 104
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.

Local Journalism
Initiative Reporter

Breanne Massey
Through the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI), Breanne Massey reports on Indigenous Affairs in the East Kootenay region for the Columbia Valley Pioneer and News Media Canada. Her passion is producing civically-minded content for the Akisqnuk First Nation, Shuswap Indian Band and Métis citizens in the Columbia Valley. Breanne is a graduate of Thompson Rivers University’s journalism school and holds a Diploma of Visual Arts. In the spring of 2018, she completed a Certified Scrum Product Owner program in Edmonton, as well as a Certificate in Business Analysis at Mount Royal University in Calgary during the Summer of 2019.

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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