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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

    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

    Desiree Fisher

    I moved to the Valley in 2013 and fell in love with the community right away. Having grown up in Regina, Sask. I was automatically drawn to all the nature and beauty that surrounds the area. I spent two years playing sports at Notre Dame in Wilcox, Sask. and finished my graduating year at Archbishop M.C O'Neill in 2009. Soon after that I travelled and dabbled into different career paths getting my tattoo certificate and even doing freelance painting. When my parents moving here, I followed shortly after. I never had the chance to experience the rural life and small town living as I grew up but, after living here, I don’t ever want to go back to the city life. I started at Star and Times in June 2017 and have gotten to chance to talk with the many diverse people of the community. The friendly and supportive people of the Valley have welcomed me with open arms. Currently I spend a lot of my time working, hiking, camping and starting my online courses through ACC in Brandon for Anatomy and Physiology to start my career path as a Licensed Practical Nurse. In the meantime, I am looking forward to serving the community, helping and volunteering as much as possible.

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