About Us

Your Community News Team

Teresa  Bird Publisher
Teresa Bird
1-778-421-8068
Teresa Bird joined the Alberni Valley News team in May 2011. Teresa came to the Alberni Valley by way of the North Island Gazette, also a Black Press publication. She has been involved in community newspapers for 30 years in various capacities.
     
Susan  Quinn Editor
Susan Quinn
1-778-421-8061 (ext. 1 after hours)
Susie Quinn is the Alberni Valley News editor. A journalist since 1987, she has worked with Black Press since 1995 in the Comox Valley, Nanaimo and Alberni Valley. She has won awards at the regional, provincial and national level for both her writing and photography. Additional journalism awards include: 2016 BCYCNA (Ma Murray) award for sports photography (under 25,000 circ.); 2013/14 CCNA Silver Quill Award for 25 years of community journalism; 2014 Peter Gzowski Life Literacy Fellowship recipient. To send a press release to the News, contact Susie at editor@albernivalleynews.com or phone 1-778-421-8061 (direct). We welcome letters to the editor that are no more than 300 words in length, signed, and not addressed to third parties. Please send your letters to editor@albernivalleynews.com
     
Classifieds

250-310-3535
     
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Classified Manager
1-866-865-4460
For career ads: localworkbc.ca To place an obituary: office@albernivalleynews.com or call 1-250-723-6399
     
Karly  Blats Reporter
Karly Blats
778-836-9626
Karly Blats joined the Alberni Valley News team in February 2016. She is a Langara Journalism graduate and has returned to her roots in Port Alberni.
     
Katya  Slepian Reporter
Katya Slepian
1-778-689-4238
Katya Slepian is an award-winning journalist and graduate of the Kwantlen University Journalism and Communications Studies program. Katya is the 2015 silver award recipient of the BCYCNA John Collison Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism. Also in 2015 she won second place for Best Business Writing from the Canadian Community Newspapers Association (CCNA).
     
Circulation/ distribution
Tina
1-778-421-8064
     
     
Tom  Fletcher Columnist
Tom Fletcher
Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers. He's based in Victoria.