About Us

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Dean   Midyette Publisher
Dean Midyette
250-341-6299 ext.107
Nicole   Trigg Editor
Nicole Trigg
250-341-6299 ext.110
Editor Nicole Trigg came to the Columbia Valley from the West Coast, where she worked as a Squamish-based freelancer and part-time writer/editor for the Whistler Question and Squamish Chief newspapers. She is an outdoors enthusiast who loves the Columbia Valley for its abundance of lakes and rivers, and its proximity to the Canadian Rockies and Purcells. Nicole grew up in North Vancouver and has an Honours BA in history and international relations from the University of British Columbia followed by a post-degree Journalism Certificate from Langara College.
Eric  Elliott Reporter
Eric Elliott
Nikki   Fredrikson Summer Intern
Nikki Fredrikson
Nikki Fredrikson joined the Invermere Valley Echo in May 2016 as a summer intern. Nikki is in her final year of a Bachelor of Journalism degree with a major in public relations at Thompson Rivers University in her home town of Kamloops, B.C. Growing up on a farm, she has a passion for animals and adventure. Nikki is excited about exploring the valley and the hiking trails as well as kayaking on the lake.
Amanda  Nason Advertising Sales
Amanda Nason
250-341-6299 ext. 103
Steve   Hubrecht Reporter
Steve Hubrecht
250-341-6299 ext.104
Reporter 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 office, he’s probably out telemarking or hiking. He grew up in southern Ontario and graduated with an MA in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario in 2006.