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About iNFOnews

Since 2012, iNFOnews (InfoTel News Ltd) has brought local news that truly matters to online readers in our communities. Vernon, Penticton, Kamloops and Kelowna are distinct communities, each with its own perspective, successes and challenges—they can’t be served well through a single page. We have distinct sections for each city and reporters and photographers on the ground bringing you breaking news, weather, trends, local politics, crime and sure, even some fun. Together our reporters and editors have more than 30 years experience and follow the highest standards of journalism. And we’re always backed up by top provincial, national and international news as well as sports, business, entertainment and lifestyle news you need. We always want to know how we’re doing. To give us some feedback, suggest a correction, note a typo, provide a tip for a possible story or feature, simply send an email to editor Marshall Jones at mjones(at)

About InfoTel Multimedia

InfoTel Multimedia is a locally owned and operated directory (both online and print) servicing the North Thompson (Kamloops & area), Shuswap (Salmon Arm, Revelstoke & area), Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton, and South Okanagan areas of British Columbia, Canada. InfoTel Multimedia has been in the publishing business since 1989  and has been a member of the Canadian Independent Directory Association since its inception in 1998.
CEO Bonnie Derry was with Dominion Directory for three years and with an independent directory for one year.  She graduated from City University, Seattle, Washington with an MBA.

" In 1996 I purchased a failing business and held fast to my belief that if you have the best product in the marketplace, you will succeed." said Bonnie.

  Bonnie Derry   Bonnie was recently ranked 27th in the 13th annual PROFIT W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Women Entrepreneurs by PROFIT:Your Guide to Business Success magazine.   Profit W 100 Presentation  
Proft W 100

Ranking Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs on a composite score based on the size, growth rate and profitability of their businesses, the PROFIT W100 profiles the country’s most successful female business owners. Published in the November issue of PROFIT and online at, the PROFIT W100 is Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women.

“ The PROFIT W100 are a diverse group of entrepreneurs united by their passion, dynamism and smarts,” said Ian Portsmouth, PROFIT’s Editor-in-Chief. “They set a tremendous example for business leaders of all kinds, and we are proud to recognize them in our 13th annual ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs.”

Bonnie has been a member of the Kalamalka Rotary since 2001.

InfoTel continues to be a true success story as is evident from the many awards received, including the Canadian Independent Directory Association’s Publisher of the Year for 2002, 2004, 2006 & 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011, 2012 and 2013.

InfoTel has carefully considered and researched the market areas in which it publishes its directories. The directories are based on shopping districts, communication zones of residents and commercial dealings of the area's population rather than following the regions established by the provincial utility. The desires and needs of the consumer both advertising in the book and the end user were carefully considered. Each residential address receives a directory and businesses are polled to see how many books are required. Hotels, motels and resorts also receive a book for each rental room.



Internet and Phonebook Usage: Reality
in the Thompson and Okanagan Valleys
(as supplied by Market Authority Inc.)

When looking for a local business such as a plumber, dentist or auto repair study participants say:

Market Authority Inc Usage Reality

InfoTel Multimedia offers more coverage for less money to the advertiser with many added features to entice the end user. All directories include:

  • government listings (municipal, provincial, and federal)
  • menu pages of local restaurants
  • innovative advertising solutions and much more.

By providing an innovative source of information for businesses and residents, InfoTel Multimedia is a leader. It is the goal of the the company to become a standard of excellence in the directory publishing industry by providing quality that has been tailored to the advertiser and the end users.