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Carly  Ferguson Publisher
Carly Ferguson
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Carly Ferguson grew up in Chilliwack and brings extensive marketing, sales and management experience to her position as publisher of the Agassiz-Harrison Observer. She joined Black Press in 2007 and after a short time at the Langley Times, assumed the role of advertising manager at the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News. Following the successful completion of a bachelor's degree in communications from Simon Fraser University, Fergusonâ s professional career included fundraising and public relations roles with Big Brothers Big Sisters and United Way, and advertising and promotion responsibilities in Prospera Credit Unionâ s marketing department. During her tenure at Black Press Ferguson has completed the Certificate in Executive Management and Leadership from Thompson Rivers University. In 2011 she was the recipient of the Suburban Newspaper Association of America Advertising Manager of the Year.
     
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Editor
Erin Knutson
604-796-4302
     
Sales Manager
Chris Blank
1-604-796-4301
A former business owner herself, Chris loves helping clients build their business and put their best face forward.
     
Christine  Douglas Advertising Consultant
Christine Douglas
604-796-4301
Christine will be replacing Sarah as Advertising Consultant while she’s on maternity leave. As a long term resident of Rosedale, she is excited to get to know the community better, while helping business with their advertising needs.Christine will prepare an advertising package to best benefit your business.
     
Sarah  Shaw Advertising Consultant
Sarah Shaw
604-796-4301
Sarah joined The Observer in January 2013 as the Classified Sales Representative. A year later she readily accepted the position of Advertising Consultant. Whether print or online, she will prepare an advertising package to best benefit your business.
     
Tanya  Jeyachandran Classifieds
Tanya Jeyachandran
604-796-4300
Tanya is the Classifieds and special feature sales representative here at the Observer. She can help you come up with an ad that will work for you and your needs. Contact Tanya to place your ad or obituary at 604-796-4300 or email tanya@blackpressused.ca.
     
Reporter/Photographer
Greg Laychak
     
Reporter
Vanessa Broadbent
     
Reporter/Photographer
Ashley Wadhwani
     
Jessica  Peters reporter
Jessica Peters
Jessica Peters began working for Black Press in 1999, as a reporter for the Chilliwack Progress. After six years as editor at the Agassiz Harrison Observer, she is currently back at work at the Progress.
     
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Jane  Kivett Columnist
Jane Kivett
     
Reporter
Nicolle Hodges
     
Reporter
Miranda Miller
604-796-4302
     
Tom  Fletcher Columnist
Tom Fletcher
Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers. He's based in Victoria.
     
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Staff Writer
     
Reporter
Ashley Wray
     
Columnist
Terrill Scott
     
Reporter
Andrea Rendall
     
Columnist
Betty Rajotte
     
Editorial
Editorial
     
Columnist
Agassiz Harrison Historical Society
     
Columnist
Ruth Altendorf
     
Reporter
Brett Bonderud