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  • EDITOR

    Danielle Gordon-Broome

    Growing up in the Valley has made me realize the importance and impact that rural living has had on me as an individual and working at the Star and Times since 2012 has opened my eyes further to the all the exciting events and passionate people that we share our community with. I am reminded every week when I am out and about, covering events, what a wonderful community I am a part of. The way that this community comes together to support someone in need or to organize an event never ceases to amaze me. It is because of these things that I can tell others, with pride, that I live in the Swan River Valley. I am thrilled to be in a position that allows me to continue to share both the triumphs and tribulations of the community with my fellow residents by bringing you, our readers, the information that matters most. I look forward to hearing all of your suggestions about how you think that we can better serve the community. My door is always open - stop in, shoot me off an email or give me a call.

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  • REPORTER

    Jessica Bergen

    I am excited to be a part of the editorial team at the Star and Times. I grew up on a small family farm here in the Valley, left to pursue a Bachelor of Education degree, and then lived in Brandon for a few years. The longing for 'home' and small town living kept coming back, so my husband and I decided to move back to Swan River and make it our home. I have been an avid reader, writer and photographer for quite a long time, often filling every spare moment with a new book or a photographic expedition. I am eager to put my passions to use in sharing the stories of the Valley. Having learned a few of the details of the newspaper industry, I am excited to learn all there is about sharing current and relevant news with you. I look forward to meeting with you to learn your story and share it with the community you and I can be proud to call home.

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  • REPORTER

    Jeremy Bergen

    I have been a part of the Star and Times family since 2015. After working a number of stopgap jobs post-university, I am pleased that I have found a career that incorporates my dual passions of writing and photography. Bringing with me a rural upbringing in Winnipegosis, and an education in theatre and media communications, I married a farmer’s daughter from the Valley, and we have lived in the Swan River area since I started my work in the editorial department. During my time reporting the events and issues of the community, I have dipped my toes in the waters of many communities within the Valley, and it has enabled me to produce award-winning work that I have great pride in. I have learned a lot about the types of things people care about, and I hope I continue to learn and serve both my readers and those whose interests I cover.

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  • REPORTER

    Jakki Lumax

    My mother originated from the Swan Valley area and, although I grew up in Winnipeg, we enjoyed many holidays here over the years. As soon as I finished my education in media communications, I moved to the Valley’s beautiful sceneries, married a farmer and built our family with three children. In the spring of 2017, my husband and I opened the local mixed martial arts center, WAMMA Swan River. With that, and earning my black belt, I’ve become accustomed to seeing the strength one possesses. Our community has this in masses. I look forward to growing both my passion for writing and my relationships with all in the community.

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