About Us

Your Community News Team

Publisher
Janet Gairdner
250-480-3251
     
Editor
Jennifer Blyth
250-480-3239
     
Don  Denton Photo supervisor
Don Denton
381-3633 ext. 271
Don Denton is the photo supervisor for Black Press's Victoria News, Saanich News and Oak Bay News. He has worked as a photographer and photo editor for newspapers throughout Western Canada as well as for the British news agency Reuters based in Brussels, Belgium. He has taught photography at Mount Royal College in Calgary and currently teaches at the Western Academy of Photography in Victoria.
     
Penny  Sakamoto Group Publisher
Penny Sakamoto
250-480-3204
Penny Sakamoto is group publisher for Black Press-Greater Victoria, leading a team of about 65 staff and approximately 1,200 newspaper carriers. She graduated from journalism school in Winnipeg and has spent her career in the newspaper business in Canada and the U.S. She served as president of the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association and on the board of the Canadian Community Newspaper Association. In 2008, Sakamoto was awarded the Silver Quill Award for more than 25 years of distinguished service to the industry. Sakamoto works out of the Broughton Street office in downtown Victoria.
     
Reporter
Christine van Reeuwyk
250-480-3260
Christine is an award-winning journalist who began her career in Port Hardy B.C. She spent eight years as reporter for the Peninsula News Review and began working as a reporter for the Oak Bay News in 2014.