WP welcomes new talent in Edmonton

It’s been a while since The Western Producer has had the opportunity to introduce some young blood into the newsroom.

We have a staff of proverbial grizzled (or, depending on your point of view, notorious or legendary), veterans in Saskatoon and in our bureaus in Alberta, Regina and Manitoba.

So, it’s good to welcome Jeremy Simes, who will cover northern Alberta for The Western Producer out of his base in Edmonton.

Jeremy graduated from the University of Regina journalism program in 2015.

He has since interned in several places, including GrainsWest Magazine in Calgary, where his stories included an interesting piece about the changing face of family farms.

He first found he had an interest for writing about agriculture while covering Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina.

For the last two years, Jeremy has worked at Metro News in Edmonton, where he contributed to the newsroom’s coverage of the Fort McMurray wildfires.

He’s got a big job here. He’ll be on the road from Red Deer to Grande Prairie and beyond, covering agriculture in northern Alberta.

He’ll also attend farm shows and conferences in Edmonton, and he’ll cover some of the policy changes coming out of the Alberta legislature.

Also in Alberta we have Barb Glen in Lethbridge and Barbara Duckworth in Calgary. Alberta is a great agricultural province, so we intend to provide extensive coverage, whether it’s in politics or the farmyard.

Jeremy can be reached at jeremy.simes@producer.com.

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