About Us

Your Community News Team

Carly  Ferguson Publisher
Carly Ferguson
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Advertising Manager
Don Barbeau
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Andrew  Holota Editor
Andrew Holota
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 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.
Vikki  Hopes Reporter
Vikki Hopes
Vikki Hopes has been a journalist for more than 30 years, and has been at the Abbotsford News since 1991. She covers crime, courts, and other general news and feature stories.
Kelvin Gawley
(604) 851-4524
Kelvin Gawley is a general reporter for Abbotsford News. He previously worked at the Langley Times.
Sports Editor
Brad McLeod
250-426-5201 ext. 219
Ben  Lypka Sports reporter
Ben Lypka
604 851-4526
Ben Lypka joined the Abbotsford News in 2015. Ben graduated from Langara College's journalism program in 2010 and previously spent five years covering sports, arts and community events at the Squamish Chief newspaper.
Sports Editor
Sports Reporter
Send us your sports results. sports@abbynews.com
Laura  Rodgers Reporter
Laura Rodgers
604 851-4524
Justin   Beddall Justin Beddall
Tyler  Olsen Reporter
Tyler Olsen
Tyler Olsen joined the Abbotsford News in 2014. Tyler graduated from Thompson Rivers University in 2006 and has worked at the Vernon Morning Star and the Chilliwack Times.
Alex Joehl
Sports Editor
Paul Esau
Jason Roessle
Kolby Solinsky
Tom  Fletcher Columnist
Tom Fletcher
Regional reporter
Jeff Nagel
Staff Writer
Harvey  Toews Creative Services Manager
Harvey Toews
Kerrie-Ann Schoenit
Mark Rushton
Mark Rushton is a veteran journalist, a former editor of the Abbotsford News, and a longtime observer of B.C. provincial politics.
Jessica Peters