Peninsula News Review welcomes new reporter

The Peninsula News Review welcomes reporter Angela Cowan to the Saanich Peninsula.

SIDNEY — The Peninsula News Review welcomes reporter Angela Cowan to the Saanich Peninsula. Cowan joins the PNR’s editorial department this week after working with Black Press sister paper, the Goldstream News Gazette.

She will be busy covering the Peninsula’s vibrant arts scene and will tackle other local issues in health, lifestyles and will be the main contact on the PNR’s crime beat. She will also cover the goings-on at the District of Central Saanich.

Cowan replaces former reporter Devon MacKenzie, who has moved on to explore freelance writing opportunities. The PNR also says thank you and farewell to Tim Collins, who acted as a temporary reporter in the interim.

Editor Steven Heywood said he looks forward to working with Cowan and knows she’ll bring enthusiasm to the local arts beat and contribute to improving the overall quality of the News Review.

“Angela comes highly recommended from within Black Press in the Victoria region and I know our readers on the Peninsula will enjoy her work,” Heywood said.

“I’ve always loved the community,” Cowan said. “This is where my partner and I are planning to build our life and start our family. I’m thrilled to be able to work in what I hope will be my community for a long time.”

Publisher Jim Parker says it’s great to have Cowan here from a sister paper.

“Angela knows the value of local coverage,” he said. “She brings with her a wealth of experience.”

Cowan can be reached at 250-656-1151, ext. 127 or at

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