About Us

Your Community News Team

Jim  Coulter Publisher
Jim Coulter
1-604-476-2720
Jim has been in the community newspaper business since 1987 and has been the publisher of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News since November of 2000. He is a past president of the Chamber of Commerce, an active Rotarian, a youth soccer coach and he sits on the boards of the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation and the BC and Yukon Community Newspapers Association.
     
Lisa  Prophet Advertising/Creative Services Manager
Lisa Prophet
1-604-476-2728
Lisa has been a resident of Maple Ridge for the past 17 years and in the newspaper business since 2000. She is actively involved in the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association, local secondary high school PAC committees, the Hospital Foundation Gala Organizing Committee to name a few. She actively participates in and sponsors numerous local events, non-profit groups and businesses. Lisa has been with Black Press for 12 years, and manages the Advertising and Creative Services Departments at The News. She is the recipient of the Presidents Award from Black Press, along with multiple Ma Murray Advertising awards.
     
Editor
Michael Hall
1-604-476-2733
Michael Hall has been a journalist for 16 years, the past eight as editor of the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News.
     
Contributor
Contributed
     
Neil  Corbett Reporter
Neil Corbett
604-476-2736
Neil Corbett covers the education, health care and sports beat at the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News. He has worked in print journalism for more than two decades, as an editor and a reporter.
     
reporter
Kevin Gillies
     
Contributor
Steph Troughton
1-604-467-1122
     
Contributor
Robert Prince
     
Reporter
Mario Bartel
604-456-6355
     
Phil  Melnychuk Reporter, Columnist
Phil Melnychuk
604-476-2735
Phil Melnychuk has been a reporter and editor in B.C. and Alberta for more than 20 years working in Whitecourt, Stony Plain, Medicine Hat, Vancouver and Abbotsford.
     
Monisha  Martins Reporter
Monisha Martins
604-476-2737
Monisha Caroline Martins has been a reporter since 1999. She has worked previously in Asia and Australia. Her beats include crime, courts, city council, human rights, homelessness, drug addiction and the arts. Since she was hired by Black Press, Ms. Martins has won several journalism awards for breaking news, feature writing, arts and election coverage.
     
columnist
Sandy Macdougall
     
columnist
Val Patenaude
Val Patenaude is director of the Maple Ridge Museum.
     
Robert  Mangelsdorf Reporter
Robert Mangelsdorf
604-476-2736
     
Columnist
Andrew Lodge
     
Brian  Yip Circulation manager
Brian Yip
604-466-6397
     
Contributor
The News Contributor
     
Colleen   Flanagan Reporter/photographer
Colleen Flanagan
604-476-2734
     
Contributor
Christine Lyon
     
Contributor
Alex Browne
     
Tom  Fletcher Columnist
Tom Fletcher
     
Reporter
Jeff Nagel
     
Columnist
Marco Terwiel
Dr. Marco Terwiel works out of several care clinics in Maple Ridge, where he has been a family physician since 1968.
     
Columnist
Kerry Senchyna
Kerry Senchyna is founder, owner and president of West Coast Kinesiology and is a registered kinesiologist (BCAK). He provides active injury rehabilitation, ergonomic assessments as well as elite athletic conditioning programs for clients.
     
Reporter
Kerrie-Ann Schoenit
604-467-1122

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