Contact Us

Postal Service:
P.O. Box 1254
Vernon, B.C.
V1T 6N6

(250) 491-0331
  • Ben Bulmer

    Phone #: 250-718-0428
    After a decade of globetrotting, U.K. native Ben Bulmer ended up settling in Canada in 2009. Calling Vancouver home he headed back to school and studied journalism at Langara College. From there he headed to Ottawa before winding up in a small anglophone village in Quebec, where he worked for three years at a feisty English language newspaper. Ben is always on the hunt for a good story, an interesting tale and to dig up what really matters to the community.
  • Charlotte Helston - Reporter

    Phone #: 250-309-5230
    REPORTER Charlotte Helston grew up in Armstrong and after four years studying writing at the University of Victoria, she came back to do what she loves most: Connect with the community and bringing its stories to life. Covering Vernon for has reinforced her belief in community. The people and the stories she encounters every day—at the courthouse, City Hall or on the street—show the big tales in a small town. If you have an opinion to share or a story you'd like covered, contact Charlotte at Charlotte Helston or call 250-309-5230.

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  • Shelby Thevenot

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    Shelby has lived across Canada. She grew up near Winnipeg, Manitoba then obtained her B.F.A in Multidisciplinary Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta. In 2014 she moved to Montreal, Quebec to study French and thrived in the Visual Journalism Graduate Diploma program at Concordia University. Now she works at iNFO News where she strives to get the stories that matter to the Okanagan Valley community.

    Member of:
    The Professional Writers Association of Canada
    Quebec Writers Federation
    English Language Arts Network
  • Howard Alexander - News Editor

    Phone #: 250-309-5343
    Assistant Editor Howard Alexander comes to from the broadcasting side of the media business. Howard has been a reporter, news anchor, talk show host and news director, first in Saskatchewan and then the Okanagan. He moved his family to Vernon in the 90s and is proud to call the Okanagan home. If you have an event to share contact Howard at 250-309-5343or email
  • Marshall Jones - Managing Editor

    Phone #: 250-718-2724
    News is best when it's local, relevant, timely and interesting. That's our focus every day. We are on the ground in Penticton, Vernon, Kelowna and Kamloops to bring you the stories that matter most. Marshall may call West Kelowna home, but after 16 years in local news and 14 in the Okanagan, he knows better than to tell readers in other communities what is "news' to them. He relies on resident reporters to reflect their own community priorities and needs. As the newsroom leader, his job is making those reporters better, ensuring accuracy, fairness and meeting the highest standards of journalism.

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