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Town & Country News is an independent, locally owned, and operated weekly newspaper with a strong focus on community news. As a heritage newspaper since 1956, we have earned multiple provincial as well as national awards for journalism excellence.

As the region’s only paid print newspaper, the News offers terrific value for our readers and our advertisers.

Meet the Team

Editor/Publisher: Rebecca Dika

Rebecca has a long history with weekly newspapers, having started her career with the Fairview Post in 1980. Through stints at the Central Peace Signal and Grande Prairie This Week, and on to the Edmonton Journal, Rebecca brings with her a staunch dedication to hyper-local news that is accountable to the communities it serves.

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter: Jesse Boily

Jesse is a photojournalism graduate from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He has a variety of journalism experience, working in weekly and daily publications. Jesse has a strong passion for visual journalism.

Community Reporter: Austin Payeur

Austin is a published writer in such periodicals as Glass Buffalo and The Waggle. Austin mainly wrote about dolphins and Bigfoot before joining Town & Country News and has been flying by the seat of his pants ever since. He's been told that he's doing well, which is more than he ever expected.

Bookkeeper: Sam Kitt

What to say? Sam keeps the house in order. That’s like herding cats, though she’s too polite to say. We appreciate that she sticks with us. She is who you will talk to when it comes to money matters. You know, the pesky little thing that keeps the lights on.

We acknowledge the financial support from the Government of Canada.