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Andrew  Franklin Publisher
Andrew Franklin
1-604-851-4538
We look forward to your comments either by email, publisher@abbynews.com, via twitter@abbynews.com, or via facebook.com/myabbynews. Ask about our successful multimedia marketing packages.
     
Asst. Advertising Manager
Don Barbeau
1-604-851-4504
If you are interested in learning more about print, online or social media packages, please email me and I will arrange for a fast competitive quote.
     
Andrew  Holota Editor
Andrew Holota
1-604-851-4522
Andrew Holota is the editor of the Abbotsford News, a twice-weekly community newspaper that is part of the Black Press chain. Andrew's journalism career began more than 35 years ago, as a photographer. He moved into reporting, and has been an editor since 1984 at various Valley and Lower Mainland community newspapers.
     
Alex  Butler Reporter
Alex Butler
604 851-4524
Alex Butler graduated from Carleton University in 2012 with a bachelor of journalism. She has worked for the Abbotsford News since January 2013.
     
Tyler  Olsen Reporter
Tyler Olsen
604-851-4529
Tyler Olsen joined the Abbotsford News in 2014. Tyler graduate from Thompson Rivers University in 2006 and has worked at the Vernon Morning Star and the Chilliwack Times.
     
     
Reporter
Jason Roessle
604-851-4526
     
Reporter
Glenn Mitchell
     
Dan  Kinvig Sports Editor
Dan Kinvig
604-851-4527
Dan has been sports editor at the Abbotsford News since 2005. Prior to arriving in Abbotsford, he worked in news and sports at the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and earned a bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of Regina.
     
Vikki  Hopes Reporter
Vikki Hopes
604-851-4530
Vikki Hopes has been a journalist for almost 30 years, and has been at the Abbotsford News since 1991. She covers crime, courts, education, and other general news and feature stories.
     
Reporter
Kolby Solinsky
     
Tom  Fletcher Columnist
Tom Fletcher
     
Regional reporter
Jeff Nagel
     
Contributor
Staff Writer
     
Harvey  Toews Creative Services Manager
Harvey Toews
604-851-4542
     
Contributor
Contributed
     
Reporter
Kerrie-Ann Schoenit
     
Columnist
Mark Rushton
Mark Rushton is a veteran journalist, a former editor of the Abbotsford News, and a longtime observer of B.C. provincial politics.
     
Reporter
Jessica Peters
     
Photographer
John Morrow
604-851-4531
     
Columnist
Brian Minter
Brian Minter, horticulturist and entrepreneur, is president of Minter Gardens, a 32-acre world class show garden. He is president and general manager of Minter County Garden, an innovative destination garden center and greenhouse growing operation.
     
Reporter, Columnist
Kevin Mills
604-851-4529
Kevin Mills has been a reporter and section editor at the Abbotsford News since 1989.
     
Reporter
Adrian MacNair
     
Columnist
Jim Leith
The athletes on the field tend to get all the glory, but Jim Leith believes the true movers and shakers are found behind the scenes. Leith profiles Abbotsford?s key sports volunteers in his From the Sidelines column.
     
Reporter
Kelsey Klassen

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