Our Team

Director of Business

Karen Johnston
250-426-5201 ext. 5616
Karen Johnston bleeds ink after more than 30 years in the newspaper business. Originally from Alberta, she has served on the Red Deer Express, St. Albert Gazette, the Cranbrook Townsman, Kimberley Bulletin, The Free Press in Fernie and East Kootenay Extra. She’s been on top of every aspect of the industry, from advertising, through editorial, through digital, to the press room, even delivering the newspaper to your door.
Karen believes in the newspaper mission, and the values of journalism that make the community a better place.

Carolyn Grant
I started in the newspaper business at a small independent paper in Northern Ontario – back in the cut and paste days. I have been editor of the Kimberley Bulletin for 17 years and I still look forward to coming to work every day. I love living in a small town — I love the people, the friendliness, the smiles and waves. I love meeting people and telling their stories. I am a political nerd and avid reader of news from all over. I have three grown children — all who went to school here in Kimberley before moving on. I have worked with the volunteer group Kimberley FOCUS for the past six years, raising funds for Kimberley causes and people.

Advertising Sales
Nicole Koran
I have worked for the Kimberley Bulletin since August of 2002, I started in circulation and moved into sales three years later. I was born and raised in Kimberley and moved to Calgary for a brief five years before relocating with my husband and two sons back “home.” I love to camp, walk the trails and enjoy the outdoors. I also spend a lot of time volunteering for minor hockey, minor ball and the Kimberley Dynamiters. You could say I have a passion for sports!

Paul Rodgers
250-427-5333 ext. 1292
Paul Rodgers is a 2017 graduate of the Mount Royal University Bachelor of Communications — Journalism program. He moved to the Kootenays from Calgary in June to begin work as a multimedia reporter for the Cranbrook Townsman, covering a wide range of stories and developing video projects for the Townsman’s website.
Paul developed his abilities as a journalist throughout his time in school, working as one of two lead editors for the online masthead of the MRU paper, The Calgary Journal, and serving as online editor for Calgary based arts and culture publication Freq Magazine. He also began writing for BeatRoute Magazine, a longstanding music magazine in Calgary where he now continues to work as editor of the “Jucy” section, which covers hip hop and electronic music.
An avid consumer of music, Paul enjoys attending concerts and festivals, playing the drums and DJing.