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Publisher
Janet Gairdner
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Editor
Jennifer Blyth
250-480-3239
     
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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.