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Peter  McCully Publisher
Peter McCully
1-250-905-0018
Peter McCully has been a broadcaster and publisher on both coasts and has owned a small newspaper and run an advertising agency along the way. Peter is an amateur photographer and serves as a bass drummer for the Mt Arrowsmith Pipes and Drums.
     
Brenda  Boyd Sales Manager
Brenda Boyd
250-905-0013
Brenda joined The News in 2007 bringing with her a strong background in customer service and client relationships. She is a dedicated team player who is focused on providing top quality advertising advice to her clients. She is active in the local community as a volunteer, currently serving as a Director for Fire and Ice. Recipient of the "2009 Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Customer Service Award". bboyd@pqbnews.com
     
John  Harding Editor
John Harding
1-250-905-0019
John has been a journalist for more than 20 years, including seven years as a managing editor of three Canadian daily newspapers, in Kelowna, Prince George and St. Catharines - you will most likely see him at the many community events The NEWS covers, as well as the rink and the golf course.
     
Classifieds
Classified Manager
1-855-310-3535
     
Circulation
Laurie Fairbanks
250-905-0017
Laurie joined The News team in 2013 beginning in reception then moving into the circulation department. Laurie does her best to make sure our paper gets to your door twice a week.
     
Contributor
Brenda Gough
Brenda Gough is a regular News contributing writer. She lives in Errington.
     
Candace  Wu Reporter
Candace Wu
250-905-0027
     
Sports Reporter
Tyson Taylor
     
Grant  DeGagne Advertising Representative
Grant DeGagne
250-905-0015
Grant DeGagne has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Vancouver Island University with a concentration in Marketing and Advertising. A resident of Parksville, Grant was Group Sales Coordinator for Mt Seymour. When Grant isn't working, you are likely to see him trailblazing through the forest near Englishman River in search of the perfect swimming hole.
     
Steve   Weldon Advertising Representative
Steve Weldon
250-905-0023
Steve Weldon returns to The NEWS as Sales Representative. Steve held the positions of Sales Representative and Sales Manager in the 16 years he worked for The NEWS. Steve comes from the position of Business Development Manager with Viviti Technologies Inc. in Parksville. When he is not working, you are likely to find Steve mowing his endless lawn or taking his evening walk somewhere in our beautiful area.
     
Lori   Hague Advertising Representative
Lori Hague
250-905-0020
Lori and her family have lived in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area for almost 10 years. Before moving to Vancouver Island, she held several positions as a sales representative and customer service representative in Vancouver. Lori is familiar with small business as she is the former owner and operator of Qualicum Window Coverings. Most days you'll see Lori around town, or find her with her family at track meets and volleyball tournaments.
     
Linda  Adams Advertising Representative
Linda Adams
250-905-0021
Linda Adams co-ordinates all things real estate related. Before moving to the area Linda resided in Victoria and was the sales representative for The Oak Bay News. When not balancing the realtor's advertising needs you'll find Linda paddling the coastline in her kayak or contemplating her next renovation project.
     
Lissa  Alexander Reporter
Lissa Alexander
250-905-0028
Lissa Alexander covers the arts, entertainment and education beats for The News. Lissa grew up in Qualicum Beach and completed her journalism degree in Calgary.
     
Pauline  Stead Accounts
Pauline Stead
250-905-0012
     
Peggy  Sidbeck Production Manager
Peggy Sidbeck
250-905-0016
Peggy has worked in a production environment since the the early '70s, starting with a jazz magazine in Toronto. Moving to British Columbia in 1977, she worked for the Kelowna Capital News for many years, finally settling on Vancouver Island and working for the News since 2002. She enjoys gardening, getting serious about the Slow Food movement, and spending time with her spouse and their three cats.
     
Auren  Ruvinsky Reporter
Auren Ruvinsky
250-905-0026
Auren Ruvinsky covers the City of Parksville, School District 69 (Qualicum) and health beats. writer@pqbnews.com

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