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Rob Brown

Has been the managing editor of the Dawson Creek Mirror for the last half decade.

Prior to that he enjoyed a 17 year career as a reporter/photographer throughout western Canada. His exploits resulted in a pair of news story of the year awards: 'Doctor withdraws service' (AB) and 'Daughter calls service DOA', (MB) two photography of the year awards: 'Clown puts on make-up', and 'Premier gives a high five'.

He has an Arts and culture feature award for 'Double duty at the Fringe' for a story about two roles of his in the 2012 Winnipeg International Fringe Festival.

He has CCNA for best ag section and two back to back special edition AWNA awards, a community engagement writing award adding up to more than 20 provincial + national awards for Canadian news reporting, photography, layout, design, and editing.

For the last three years he has judged most provincial, and Canada’s major national newspaper awards.

He is British Columbia’s only News Media Canada’s 2019 Quill award recipient for 20 plus years in journalism, Northern British Columbia’s 2017 Culture Ambassador, and was named the City of Brooks’ 2005 Alberta Centennial Citizen of the Year at 28 years old. He is the co-founder of now 17-year-old Tumbleweed Theatre. (at 26)

From 1998 to 2008, Brown wrote weekly (x2, 3) film review columns called ‘The Aisle Seat’ and ‘Reel to Reel’. He reviews films to this day, with his review of Nic Cage’s ‘Color Out of Space’, and #hottake on ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’ being shared by film directors and producers in 2020.

Has written and produced eight stage plays across Western Canada – all profitable with no backing beyond box office. He has directed/produced another 16 financially successful projects of other writers works, including Shakespeare x7, Stephen King x5, George Romero, Sondheim, Anthony Perkins, GB Shaw, Polanski, and more.

His volunteer hours and non-profit board executive experience is extensive. It includes $15 million plus in fundraising, support, and construction projects. He has 10,000s of hours as president and vice president of countless boards and commissions - and more than a decade in municipal planning, and subdivision development & appeal board experience.

In 2020, he and daughter Blake starred in the Huey Lewis and the News video 'I am There for You' saluting front line and essential workers.

In 2021 he completes post production on a full-length feature film written, directed, and produced in the area called 'Sukunka'.

Recent Work by Rob

RCMP follow thieves to GP charges filed after caught on camera

RCMP follow thieves to GP charges filed after caught on camera

Thieves arrested in Grande Prairie.
Has COVID-19 affected mental health in BC youth? Study aims to find out.

Has COVID-19 affected mental health in BC youth? Study aims to find out.

It has been in use at BC Children’s Hospital pediatric emergency department (PED) since 2015 and implemented in emergency departments across BC.
Tremblay and Devereaux Elementary, and both DCSS campus parents told on April 13 -  a two week exposure COVID-19 warning ends on April 15

Tremblay and Devereaux Elementary, and both DCSS campus parents told on April 13 - a two week exposure COVID-19 warning ends on April 15

Late exposure notice.
Series of online open houses for PRRD solid waste management plan

Series of online open houses for PRRD solid waste management plan

Online open houses set up
MLA's dinner offer extends to Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge - break bread with Bernier

MLA's dinner offer extends to Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge - break bread with Bernier

South Peace MLA Mike Bernier would like to take you for dinner. "This is all about supporting local."
Fugitive arrested after collision with police

Fugitive arrested after collision with police

Charged with Failing to Stop for Police.
COVID-19 identified in DC elementary

COVID-19 identified in DC elementary

Exposure.
Getting vaccinated in the South Peace

Getting vaccinated in the South Peace

Book your appointment for vaccination.
Chetwynd RCMP look for witnesses after semi runs vehicle off road.

Chetwynd RCMP look for witnesses after semi runs vehicle off road.

Chetwynd RCMP ask for witnesses.
Toilet training for toddlers

Toilet training for toddlers

The class is key for parents, early childhood educators, and anyone caring for 0-3 year olds.