Miranda Fatur is a new reporter at the Langley Times.

Column: Meet Miranda

Miranda Fatur has joined the Langley Times team as a reporter.

You may have seen my name appear in the Times for the past couple weeks.

If you’re a faithful reader, or a close observer, you’ve probably noticed I’m not the first Miranda to fill the paper’s pages.

That distinction goes to Miranda Gathercole, who left the Times last month to pursue other opportunities.

I’ve had numerous phone calls that have started with, ‘Hi Miranda, you decided to come back!’ or ‘Good morning Miranda, did you get married?’

So, for everyone’s sake, let’s put the confusion aside.

I would like to formally introduce myself as Miranda Fatur — the latest addition to the Langley Times team.

And no, the job description did not list being named ‘Miranda’ as a requirement — it’s just a happy (and rather strange) coincidence.

As the ‘new’ Miranda, I’m very excited to join the Langley community and get to know everyone.

I grew up in the small town of Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, so I hold community news close to my heart. In a town of approximately 20,000 residents, I enjoyed growing up in a place where my friends and family were a quick drive away and I could walk to the local grocery store.

I also enjoyed a vibrant and interactive community that cared about what went on in their backyards.

Despite being larger in size, Langley has proven to be no different, as I’ve already had the chance to speak with many passionate and caring citizens. I look forward to sharing more of your stories.

After studying for a couple years at the University of Victoria, I crossed the water to study at BCIT, where I graduated with a broadcast journalism diploma.

Before landing a job at the Times, I’d only been to Langley a handful of times.

Within the first week I was warmly welcomed by many people I met in person or spoke to on the phone — so thank you for sharing your community with me.

I look forward to the future opportunities I’ll come across as a reporter, whether it’s covering breaking news or community events and achievements.

When you catch me outside the office, please say hello and introduce yourself, so I can continue to discover the issues that matter most to Langley residents.

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