Our Team

Jaime Polmateer
Jaime Polmateer started his journalism career after attending Sheridan College’s final print program in Oakville, Ontario. Since graduating he reported all across the Prairies before landing in Clearwater B.C. where he now serves as editor of the Clearwater Times.

Group Publisher BC Interior
Martina Dopf
Martina Dopf started as a sales consultant with the 100 Mile Free Press in 2005 before taking on the publisher position in 2016 and assuming the role of Group Publisher for the BC Interior in 2018. She is now overseeing the 100 Mile Free Press, Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, the North Thompson Star/Journal as well as the Clearwater Times.
Before moving to Canada in 2003, Martina graduated with a Bachelor degree in International Business and Management, Marketing and Public Relations from the University of Applied Sciences in Nuertingen, Germany.

Regional Editor BC Interior
Max Winkelman
Max is overseeing the newsrooms of the 100 Mile Free Press, Clearwater Times, North Thompson Star/Journal and the Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal.

Max graduated with a Masters Degree in journalism from Carleton University in 2015 and also has a post-baccalaureate in journalism from Thompson Rivers University as well as a B.A. Having graduated from high school in 100 Mile House and with his wife being born and raised in Cariboo, he decided to return at the start of 2017 as the editor of the 100 Mile Free Press.
Max has worked in media from Whitehorse to Halifax and in between. Most recently, prior to joining Black Press, he worked for a marketing company in Ottawa and for a video production company in Ottawa. In 2017, Max led a team that covered the 2017 wildfires, earning a prestigious Jack Webster and Canadian Community Newspaper award.

Multi-Media Sales Consultant
Claire Hanna
After graduating with a Bachelor degree in Communications Media, Advertising and Marketing from the University of Wollongong, Claire worked as a marketing coordinator for an Australian company where she had exposure to all facets of marketing and advertising – from graphic design to PR, advertising, media booking and scheduling, sponsorship management, event management, copywriting, proof reading, sales and marketing. She has also worked for a range of small Canadian businesses assisting them with their branding, print advertising and merchandise design.

Claire will be assisting Clearwater businesses with all their advertising needs – in print and digital – and she will be coordinating the circulation of the Clearwater Times.

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