Our Team

Janet Gairdner
Janet’s passion for newspapers began in high school writing for her school newspaper. Since then she has garnered extensive experience in media. As a communications and advertising accredited professional she has worked for an advertising agency and in the television industry. She first joined Black Press and the Oak Bay News in 2009 and returned as publisher of the Oak Bay News and Tweed Magazine in 2015 following her previous position as advertising director for Boulevard Magazine and Monday Magazine. Active in the community, Janet has volunteered with the Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Victoria, the Royal McPherson Society and the Boys and Girls Club, among others. A self-professed foodie, she enjoys reading, gardening and travelling.

Jennifer Blyth
Oak Bay News and Tweed editor Jennifer Blyth enjoys a long history in local media. First joining Black Press as a reporter with the Saanich News in 1990, Jennifer has since worked in a variety of newsrooms on the Island. Most recently she was editor of Black Press magazines and specialty publications, including WHERE Victoria, Island Visitor Magazine and Essential Magazine. She has also been a regular contributor to Boulevard and SOAR magazines. In the community, Blyth coached youth baseball for many years and has volunteered with Saanich Minor Hockey, the Greater Victoria Baseball Association and Victoria Eagles Baseball.

Christine van Reeuwyk
Christine van Reeuwyk is an award-winning multi-media journalist for Black Press who began her career in Port Hardy B.C. in 2002. She has worked as multi-media journalist and editor for Black Press papers across Vancouver Island including the Peninsula News Review, Goldstream News Gazette and Saanich News. She began working as a reporter for the Oak Bay News in 2014.

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