About Us

About us
Local News Eye provides a look at news from our point of view on Vancouver Island, a region that is enriched by residents from all over the world. We are united in a desire to stay here, to find jobs and homes in this place and respect the natural beauty.

SusanLocal News Eye is committed to presenting news voices and creating a forum. You will find thoughtful takes on local issues. analyses on the impact of national and global shifts and celebratory features on local arts and culture. We look forward to hearing from you as a writer, reader, supporter or advertiser.

Susan Down was a managing director at Newspapers Canada and a former feature writer and columnist for the Victoria Times Colonist. Her work has appeared in The Toronto Star, the National Post and numerous metro dailies and magazines across Canada. She holds degrees from Carleton University and Royal Roads University. She lives in Cowichan Bay.

Jeff Davies is a former CBC Radio legislative reporter.

Judith Belton is a writer living at Shawnigan Lake.

Video editor: Curtis Robinson, Vision Studios
Website by Andrew Powell of Phoenix Gate Studio