Personnel changes made at your Gazette newspaper

Christine Scott promoted to publisher, other new faces in Langford office

Longtime Black Press advertising consultant and sales manager Christine Scott is the new publisher of the Goldstream News Gazette.

With fall now upon us, the winds of change are blowing through the Goldstream News Gazette.

Among the most significant is the recent naming by Black Press of Christine Scott as publisher of the Gazette. Having spent the past six years as sales manager for the newspaper, she takes on new duties in addition to working closely with existing clients and helping new ones, along with fellow advertising consultant Shelley Westwood.

“I just feel we can make a difference for businesses out here,” says Scott, a nine-year Black Press veteran and Metchosin resident.

The new position will see her play an even greater role in the community, a scenario for which she is excited.

“In a world where we’re centralizing everything, it’s nice to have a person locally that people can talk to about things.”

An average day sees her not only answer ad-related calls, but the occasional inquiry about circulation or editorial coverage.

Married this summer to fellow fishing enthusiast and Metchosin native son Jody Epp, Scott has two daughters, one of whom attends Belmont secondary.

In the editorial department, acting editor Don Descoteau was recently installed in the job permanently. Having spent all 23 of his years in the business on the news side with Black Press, the Gazette marks the third Greater Victoria title for which he has served in that role.

Descoteau is proud to announce the addition to his staff of reporter Angela Cowan, who joins longtime Black Press Greater Victoria staffer Arnold Lim in the journalistic trenches with the Gazette. The team is building its presence in the five West Shore communities and encourages those living and working in the area to call or email with story ideas or tips to improve the newspaper for readers.

The most recent addition to the office at 106-2800 Bryn Maur Rd. in downtown Langford is designer Donna Gutteridge, a Colwood resident who builds display ads in the Gazette.

To contact any one of the Gazette staff, please call 250-478-9552, or email Scott at cscott@goldstreamgazette.com.

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