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Publisher
Don Kendall
1-250-492-3636
     
Sales Manager
Larry Mercier
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Kristi  Patton Editor
Kristi Patton
250-492-3636
Kristi Patton has been working as a reporter since 2005 and joined the Western News in 2008. Her beats include courts, crime and arts and entertainment.
     
Classified Department
Beverly D.
250-492-0444
     
Emanuel  Sequeira Sports Editor
Emanuel Sequeira
250-492-3636
Emanuel Sequeira is the Penticton Western News' sports editor and has been since January of 2008.
     
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.
     
Contributed
Contributed
     
Barbara  Roden Columnist
Barbara Roden
     
Dan Ashton
     
Contributor
Percy Hébert
250-492-3636
     
Senior Reporter
Steve Kidd
250-492-3636 ext 216
I have 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.
     
Journalist
Scott Trudeau
250-492-3636 ext 228
     
Chairman & founder, Black Press
David Black
     
Dan  Ebenal Contributor
Dan Ebenal
1-250-492-3636
Dan Ebenal has been a journalist for more than 20 years. He has been the editor of the Penticton Western News since 2006. Before that he worked as a reporter at the Vernon Morning Star and Northern Sentinel in Kitimat.
     
Circulation Manager
Sue Kovacs
250-492-3636 Ext.219
     
Contributor
Roger Knox
     
Contributor
Kevin Parnell
     
Contributor
Jim Shepard
     
Contributor
Josephine Patterson
     
Contributor
Dale Bass
     
Contributor
Vi Brown
     
Contributor
Wolf Depner
     
Reporter
Steve Waldner
     
Contributor
Teresa Mallam
     
contributor
Steven Doucette

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