Our Team


Reporter
John Boivin
250-365-6397
A relative newcomer to the Kootenays, John has more than 30 years’ experience as a reporter and producer. He’s worked in newspapers, radio, and television, and helped pioneer online journalism at the CBC.
John has covered local, regional and national news in Manitoba, BC and the Yukon during his career. He is also an accomplished painter and especially enjoys painting outdoors, capturing the beauty of this land. An avid gardener, hiker and biker as well, he lives with his wife and son in the Slocan Valley.
reporter@rosslandnews.com

Reporter
Chelsea Novak
250-365-6397
Chelsea has a master’s degree in journalism from UBC and a background in magazine publishing. She started as a reporter for Rossland News and Castlegar News in July 2015, and enjoys hiking the Rossland trails and practicing her photography skills. If you have any stories or information to share with her, please contact her.
reporter@rosslandnews.com

Graphic Designer
Sandy Leonard
250-365-6397
After studying Graphic Design/Illustration and Marketing at Red River College Sandy started her career in Prince Albert, Sask. She moved out to the Kootenays where she continues her passion for creating really cool print and web designs. She enjoys every opportunity to do what she loves and takes great pride in what she creates.
creative@castlegarnews.com

Multi-Media Sales Representative
Jocelyn Berglund
250-352-1890
Jocelyn has settled into the Kootenay’s after returning from Squamish BC. She has spent most of her professional life in various aspects of marketing and is enjoying multi-media advertising sales. Jocelyn is involved with many volunteer committees locally including the MS Society and is on the Executive Board of Directors at the Doukabor Discovery Centre. She loves to travel, snowboard, watch sports and go on adventures with her family, friends and two dogs.

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