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Our Team

Michelle Cabana - Group Publisher

Michelle Cabana
I am the group publisher for Greater Victoria, leading a team of about 60 staff and approximately 1,250 newspaper carriers.

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Rod Sluggett - Publisher

Rod Sluggett
I’ve been involved in community newspapers for most of my life and enjoy every moment of this work.

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Kevin Laird - Editor

Kevin Laird
It's my passion to contribute to the well-being of the community by connecting people through the power of reliable news and storytelling.

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Katherine Engqvist - Managing Editor Greater Victoria

Katherine Engqvist
I took on the role of Bureau Chief when we created the Greater Victoria editorial hub in 2018.

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Chris Campbell - Editor, Greater Victoria

Chris Campbell
I joined the Victoria News hub as an editor in 2023, bringing with me over 30 years of experience from community newspapers in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

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Dan Ebenal - City Editor

Dan Ebenal
Throughout my career, I've taken on roles as a reporter and editor in more than a dozen newsrooms across the province.

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Jake Romphf - Regional Multimedia Journalist

Jake Romphf
In early 2021, I made the move from the Great Lakes to Greater Victoria with the aim of experiencing more of the country I report on.

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Christine van Reeuwyk - Senior Multimedia Journalist

Christine van Reeuwyk
Longtime journalist with the Greater Victoria news team.

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Brendan Mayer - Multimedia Journalist

Brendan Mayer
I spent my upbringing in Saskatoon, and in 2021, I made the move to Vancouver Island.

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Justin Samanski-Langille - Multimedia Journalist

Justin Samanski-Langille
I moved coast-to-coast to discover and share the stories of the West Shore, joining Black Press in 2021 after four years as a reporter in New Brunswick.

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Arnold Lim - Multimedia Videographer

Arnold Lim
I'm an award-winning photojournalist, videographer, producer, and director.

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Don Denton - Photo Supervisor

Don Denton
Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of working as a staff photographer and photo editor for various esteemed publications .

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Sonica Parmar - Social Media Curator-Reporter

Sonica Parmar
I graduated from the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business.

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Limara Yakemchuk - Multi Media Marketing Consultant

Limara Yakemchuk
After time in other parts of Canada, I've come back to Vancouver Island and rediscovered the comfort of Victoria as my home base.

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Tanara Oliveira - Social Media Correspondent

Tanara Oliveira
My career kicked off by working in the political section of Gazeta do Povo, which is one of the prominent newspapers in Brazil.

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Wolf Depner - Legislative Reporter

Wolf Depner
I joined the national team with Black Press Media in 2023 from the Peninsula News Review, where I had reported on Vancouver Island's Saanich Peninsula since 2019.

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John McKinley - Vancouver Island Digital Content Editor

John McKinley
I have been a Black Press Media journalist for more than 30 years and today coordinate digital news content across our network.

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Lauren Collins - Provincial Multimedia Journalist

Lauren Collins
I'm a provincial reporter for Black Press Media's national team, after my journalism career took me across B.C. since I was 19 years old.

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