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Don Kendall
Sales Manager
Larry Mercier
Kristi  Patton Editor
Kristi Patton
Kristi Patton has been working as a reporter since 2005 and joined the Western News in 2008. Her beats previously included courts, crime and arts and entertainment before moving to the position of editor.
Steve  Kidd Senior Reporter
Steve Kidd
250-492-3636 ext 216
I have been working as a journalist and photojournalist for ... well, a number of years. I joined Black Press in 2007, moving to the Penticton Western News later that year, where I now cover city, provincial and federal politics, as well as business and anything else that needs a story.
Emanuel  Sequeira Sports Editor
Emanuel Sequeira
Emanuel Sequeira is the Penticton Western News' sports editor and has been since January of 2008.
Mark Brett
(250) 492-3636
Joe  Fries Reporter
Joe Fries
250-492-3636 ext 218
Joe has been working as a journalist around B.C. and Alberta since 2006 and joined the Western News team in April 2012. His beats include crime, courts, education, health and the regional district, plus anything else that needs telling. Joe is also a student of the FOI process, which helps him craft in-depth local stories you won't get anywhere else.
Dale  Boyd Reporter
Dale Boyd
250-492-3636 ext. 228
Originally from Cold Lake Alberta, Dale Boyd is the arts and entertainment editor at the Penticton Western News.
Creative Services, Composing Manager
Kirk Myltoft
(250) 492-3636
Classified Department
Beverly D.
Circulation Manager
Sue Kovacs
250-492-3636 Ext.219

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