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Born in Terrace, B.C., Grant has lived in Smithers for some 37 years. He gained extensive local retail and media marketing experience in that time. He has been with the Interior News for over 10 years as a sales rep, then sales manager and now publisher. Grant is the 2008 winner of the Best Advertising Campaign in British Columbia for the Glacier Toyota Testimonials. He is a longtime Bulkley Valley advertising representative, who specializes in creative multi-media marketing aimed at meeting individual customer needs.
After graduating with a geology degree from Carleton University and taking a detour through the high tech business, Thom started his journalism career as a fact-checker for a magazine in Ottawa in 2002. He quickly progressed to writing features for various publications, but when he landed his first newspaper job with The Interior News in 2005, he knew he had found his calling. He is the winner of numerous journalism awards, perhaps most notable the 2008 CCNA Best Feature Story award for his coverage of the in-custody death of Ian Bush and subsequent coroner’s inquest. Thom believes strongly in the value of community news, particularly in the digital era, and is thrilled to be back in Smithers where his newspaper journey began.
Marisca was born and raised in Ontario and moved to Smithers almost ten years ago on a one-year contract. She fell in love with the valley and the community and hasn’t left. She attended Ryerson University for political science, has her broadcast journalism diploma from Loyalist College and a creative writing certificate from Algonquin College. Marisca has been married for six years, has two daughters and a fur baby, a five pound Havanese dog named Lacey. She enjoys shopping, travelling and the occasional glass of wine.
Trevor is a multimedia and breaking news reporter for The Interior News. When he isn’t working on a story you can find him camping in the back country or out for a run, hike or bike exploring one of the Bulkley Valley’s numerous trails. A staunch believer that pineapple belongs on pizza and that the Oxford comma is atrocious.
Gidimt’en say camp still in periodic use; Indigenous relations ministry says no action to be taken
A record number of 95 motorcycles participated in the annual ride from Smithers to Kitwanga and back
Bat pups typically spread their wings in late summer
Ron Smith, who has been working on the “Obsession” for 12 years, will put her in the water this week
Brian Atherton says the recent Liberal gun ban could kill the Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club
Frédérique Gagnon new son is appropriately named after Norse trickster god
PREVIEW: Vancouver opens against St. Louis on Wednesday