The Peninsula News Review will gain a new editor in September.
Steve Heywood, editor of the Parksville Qualicum Beach News, will become editor of the Peninsula News Review starting Sept. 17.
Peter McCully, publisher of the Parksville Qualicum Beach News, said, “Steve was an integral part of the teams that won gold B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Awards general excellence awards in 2006 and 2010, and a silver in general excellence in 2011,” adding, “We’ll be sad to see Steve go, but are happy in knowing that he has landed in another beautiful seaside community in Sidney, and at a Black Press paper to boot.”
The move will take Heywood closer to family in the area.
Heywood has been with Black Press for nine years, working previously in Northern Alberta and southeastern B.C.
Heywood replaces Erin Cardone, who was editor since November 2011 and is moving overseas.
“I’ve enjoyed every minute of working on the Peninsula,” Cardone said. “This is the most friendly, welcoming place I’ve been lucky enough to call home and I’m very sorry to be leaving the community.”
The editor of the Peninsula News Review can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-656-1151.