Our Team


Madeleine Bragg
Publisher
Madeleine Bragg
250-423-4666
Madi has worked in publishing since receiving her Advertising Administration degree in Ontario many years ago. She started at Maclean’s Magazine, but was quickly drawn to the mountains where she lived and played before settling back into a career in publishing at the Nelson Star. She has called Fernie home since 2010 and when she’s not working, you can usually find her out on the trails or elbows deep in her garden.
publisher@thefreepress.ca


Scott Tibball
Editor
Scott Tibballs
250-423-4666
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Scott loves local news and has made it a hobby to pick up a copy of whatever passes for the local newspaper in every town he passes through in his travels.
With interests in politics, history and geography and having written for monthly, weekly and daily newspapers along with automotive and mining industry websites, Scott loves to chase the stories that matter.
editor@thefreepress.ca

Soranne Floarea
Reporter
Soranne Floarea
250-423-4666
Soranne is a reporter with the Free Press. Born and raised in Ontario, she ventured out West after graduating from Western University in 2018. Spontaneously moving to Fernie in January of 2020, she has since fallen in irrevocable love with the Elk Valley. When not in office, Soranne explores the mountains via skiing, hiking, or rock climbing.
reporter@thefreepress.ca