Brenda Gough is on the beat

The news bids so long and good luck to Lissa Alexander, who is on maternity leave

Brenda Gough is taking over for Lissa Alexander while she's away on maternity leave

Brenda Gough is taking over for Lissa Alexander while she's away on maternity leave

Next week, longtime News contributing writer Brenda Gough takes over the local arts, entertainment, community and rural areas beat.

Brenda takes on the job as The News’ Lissa Alexander takes 10 months of maternity leave.

Readers with news tips, events to promote and activities coming up can contact Brenda at 250-248-2545, ext. 216, or by e-mail at reporter@pqbnews.com.

The News welcomes Brenda aboard and wishes Lissa good luck and good health as she welcomes her second child.

As well, News assistant editor Neil Horner steps into the big chair this month, as editor Steven Heywood takes the month off. So, take it easy on Neil, he’s a gentle soul.