Our Team

Andrea DeMeer
Andrea DeMeer is the publisher of the Similkameen Spotlight and Keremeos Review. A relatively recent transplant to the valley from southwestern Ontario, she is formerly a group, daily and weekly newspaper publisher with Sun Media, where she was also a regular contributor to the opinion pages of 200 weekly and daily newspapers across the country.
She also served for several years as an executive director for the Ontario Community Newspaper Association, happily working to support the industry in that province through a time of transition.
With more than 30 years in the business, she has experience in reporting, editing, advertising sales and management as well as circulation and distribution.
She is the winner of numerous national and provincial awards for news and feature writing, excellence in advertising, and particularly editorial and column writing. Most recently she was the 2016 silver winner for column writing in the British Columbia and Yukon Newspaper Awards, and in 2015, she was the bronze winner for column writing in the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards.
Andrea and Robert have been married for 30 years, and have four children. A rich family life is often fodder for her local column, Old Dogs, New Tricks. After moving to B.C., she declares the place to be “just like home, except with waaaaaay nicer scenery.”

Sandi Nolan
Sandi Nolan has worked at the Keremeos Review and Similkameen Spotlight since 2012. She’s spearheaded multiple advertising campaigns during this time and is the driving force behind the Similkameen Valley Tourism Guide, which is done in partnership with TOTA and the Similkameen Valley Planning Society.

Tara Bowie
Tara Bowie has worked as the editor of the Keremeos Review and Similkameen Spotlight since 2014. Since the start of her career in 2007, she’s worked as a general assignment reporter in multiple weekly and daily newspapers in Ontario and in B.C. She has earned provincial and national recognition for her work.

Victoria Gibb
Victoria Gibb is well known locally as the cheerful and friendly voice that answers the phone at the Similkameen Spotlight, and the pleasant young woman behind the counter who goes the extra 10 miles for customer service on a daily basis. A recent graduate of Princeton Secondary School, she is also a former Princeton Ambassador who represented her community with distinction both at home and around the province. She is a talented actor and favourite performer with the local theatre group, Crimson Tine Players. She lives in Princeton with her family, and is a tremendous asset to the paper.