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Artur Ciastkowski - Group Publisher

Artur Ciastkowski
In 2017, I joined the Black Press Media consulting team, bringing a decade of experience in community newspapers.

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Terry Farrell - Editor

Terry Farrell
Terry returned to Black Press in 2014, after seven years at a daily publication in Alberta. He brings 24 years of editorial experience to Comox Valley Record...

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Erin Haluschak - Multimedia Journalist

Erin Haluschak
Erin Haluschak is a journalist with the Comox Valley Record since 2008. She is also the editor of Trio Magazine...

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Olivier Laurin - Multimedia Journalist

Olivier Laurin
I’m a bilingual multimedia journalist from Montréal who began my journalistic journey on Vancouver Island with The Comox Valley Record in 2023.

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Tracey Lawrence - Multimedia Marketing Consultant

Tracey Lawrence
Family is very important to me and I owe my introduction to the newspaper industry to my father, Grant Lawrence.

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Allison Brown - Multimedia Marketing Consultant

Allison Brown
I have been a part of The Comox Valley Record for 21 years, and I have worked both in the office and with the sales team.

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Terry Marshall - Circulation Manager

Terry Marshall
Looking for a paper route or want to get your hands on our weekly newspaper? I'll happily help you.

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Peter Diespecker - Multimedia Marketing Consultant

Peter Diespecker
I have been with the Record sales team since 2003, with my work garnering accolades nationally and provincially.

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Wolf Depner - Legislative Multimedia Journalist

Wolf Depner
I joined the national team with Black Press Media in 2023 from the Peninsula News Review, where I had reported on Vancouver Island's Saanich Peninsula since 2019.

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John McKinley - Vancouver Island Digital Content Editor

John McKinley
I have been a Black Press Media journalist for more than 30 years and today coordinate digital news content across our network.

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Lauren Collins - Provincial Multimedia Journalist

Lauren Collins
I'm a provincial reporter for Black Press Media's national team, after my journalism career took me across B.C. since I was 19 years old.

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