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John McKinley

John McKinley

I have been a Black Press Media journalist for more than 30 years.

After honing my craft with smaller weekly newspapers in the ‘90s, I had a 15-year run as managing editor of the award-winning Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, followed by stints as the city editor of the Nanaimo Daily News and Vancouver Island Free Daily.

I moved fully into the company’s digital media department in 2021 and am responsible for guiding and distributing digital news content throughout British Columbia, with an emphasis on newsletters, news services and Vancouver Island news.

Email
john.mckinley@blackpress.ca

Recent Work by John

Vancouver Island smacked hard with record-breaking heat hammer

Vancouver Island smacked hard with record-breaking heat hammer

Towns smash records yesterday with temperatures up to 6 and 7 degrees higher than previous highs
Summer heat to continue this week across Vancouver Island

Summer heat to continue this week across Vancouver Island

Environment Canada forecasting temperatures 5-10 degrees above normal today and tomorrow
Veteran B.C. journalist battles cancer through pioneering immunotherapy treatment

Veteran B.C. journalist battles cancer through pioneering immunotherapy treatment

Vancouver Island rallies around JR Rardon and family during stay in Seattle
Winter storm warning lifted for most of southern Vancouver Island

Winter storm warning lifted for most of southern Vancouver Island

Schools open in Alberni, capital region, closed Campbell River to Cowichan
Nude bungy jumpers stretch annual Vancouver Island event to record heights

Nude bungy jumpers stretch annual Vancouver Island event to record heights

More than 100 take the plunge for the BC Schizophrenia Society at WildPlay Nanaimo
Vancouver Island boys high school basketball bragging rights on the line

Vancouver Island boys high school basketball bragging rights on the line

Oak Bay, Nanaimo, Ladysmith and Victoria host Island championships this weekend
Vancouver Island Snowmageddon finally over?

Vancouver Island Snowmageddon finally over?

Wet flurries possible, but school districts open, last night’s dump probably the last gasp.
Back to school for Vancouver Island’s snow-covered kids, more snow coming

Back to school for Vancouver Island’s snow-covered kids, more snow coming

All school districts in business this morning but officials warn another 5-10 centimetres today
Cowichan, Sooke, Nanaimo, Victoria, Saanich schools remain closed

Cowichan, Sooke, Nanaimo, Victoria, Saanich schools remain closed

Snowfall warning over, Comox, Campbell River, Alberni and Qualicum open
And the snowiest community on Vancouver Island is…

And the snowiest community on Vancouver Island is…

Black Press reporters break out their tape measures to determine winter warrior bragging rights
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