Black Press launches regional news website in Greater Victoria

Black Press has combined the power of its community newspaper websites into a single website for the region.

  • Apr. 5, 2013 6:00 p.m.

The award-winning stories and photos that have made Black Press community newspapers and websites on southern Vancouver Island a must-read for years have a new digital home today.

Black Press has combined the power of vicnews.com, saanichnews.com, oakbaynews.com, goldstreamgazette.com and peninsulanewsreview.com into a single website.

The new site can be found at vicnews.com.

“The idea is to create a site to aggregate all the news from Greater Victoria in one place,” said Kevin Laird, editorial director for Black Press-South Island.

Readers will find unrivaled local content, an uncluttered format and the familiar website design all combined into one package.

Along with coverage of regional news, sports, business, lifestyles and opinion, our arts news will be boosted by the addition of entertainment coverage from the staff at Monday Magazine.

We’ve added premium content via local Neighborhoods, which includes local news from Oak Bay, Saanich, the West Shore and Saanich Peninsula, expanded the events calendar and links to UsedVictoria.com and Real Estate Victoria.

“Readers will be happy to know that vicnews.com remains a free website focusing on what’s happening today – in breaking, local and provincial news,” Laird said.

Vicnews.com is another step in Black Press’ journey through the digital age. It provides an option for getting news, information and advertising they value from Black Press publications in a digital format.

If you have feedback about our new website, email your comments to editor@vicnews.com, or visit us on Facebook or Twitter.