About Us

Your Community News Team

Dwayne  Weidendorf Publisher
Dwayne Weidendorf
Steve  Scott Sales Manager
Steve Scott
Lance  Peverley Editor
Lance Peverley
Lance Peverley is editor of the Peace Arch News and a longtime resident of the Semiahmoo Peninsula.
Matthew  Hoekstra Reporter
Matthew Hoekstra
Aaron Hinks
Jim  Chmelyk Creative Services Manager
Jim Chmelyk
Jim Chmelyk brings more than 30 years managing experience to the Peace Arch News creative services department. He is committed to ensuring readers and advertisers continue to enjoy a well presented and attractive community newspaper.
Dianne  Sawicki Columnist
Dianne Sawicki
Nick  Greenizan Reporter
Nick Greenizan
Nick Greenizan is an award-winning reporter and columnist at the Peace Arch News who has covered the sports scene in South Surrey and White Rock since 2004.
Alex  Browne Reporter, Arts Reporter
Alex Browne
Alex Browne is a longtime reporter for the Peace Arch News, with particular expertise in arts and entertainment reporting and theatre and music reviews. He also recently won recognition for editorial writing.
Melissa  Smalley Reporter
Melissa Smalley
Melissa Smalley has been with Peace Arch News since 2009, when she took on the role of Special Features Reporter. She is also editor of Indulge Magazine, a lifestyles magazine published by Black Press and distributed throughout the Fraser Valley.
Eric Lawson
Eric Lawson has worked in community media for 30 years as a reporter, editor, sales manager, general manager and publisher. He has worked and lived across Canada; prior to joining Black Press he was publisher of the Brandon Sun in Brandon, Manitoba. Lawson has been involved in community organizations throughout his career, including Rotary, the YMCA, Chambers of Commerce, and support for animal shelters. He has also been active in industry associations such as the Flyer Distribution Standards Association and Newspapers Canada.
Taslim Jaffer
Brenda Gibson
Rick   Kupchuk Reporter
Rick Kupchuk
Former publisher
Mary Kemmis
Sarah  Massah Reporter
Sarah Massah
Rita  Walters Former publisher
Rita Walters
1-604-531-1711 (ext 112)
Rita Walters has been with the Peace Arch News for 20 years, including eight years as a sales representative and 13 as director of sales and marketing, before being named publisher in 2011. Rita considers it important to be involved in the community, and she commits herself to many local events. She lives locally with her husband, Bob and has two sons and four grandchildren. She loves to golf and spend her free time at Harrison Hot Springs.
Jeff  Nagel Reporter
Jeff Nagel
Tracy  Holmes Reporter
Tracy Holmes
Tracy has been a reporter with Peace Arch News for more than 15 years.
Tom  Fletcher Columnist, Reporter
Tom Fletcher
Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers. He's based in Victoria.
Marilou  Pasion Circulation Manager
Marilou Pasion
(604) 542-7430
Black Press
Valerie Giles