Our Team


Associate Group Publisher – Vancouver Island South
Publisher, Saanich News

Janet Gairdner
250-480-3251
Janet’s passion for newspapers began in high school writing for her school newspaper. Since then, she has garnered extensive experience in media. As a communications and advertising accredited professional, she has held positions at an advertising agency and in the television industry. She first joined Black Press in 2009 and since that time, she has held the positions of Advertising Consultant, Advertising Director for Boulevard and Monday Magazine and is currently the Publisher of Oak Bay News, Tweed Magazine and Saanich News. Active in the community, Janet has volunteered with the Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Victoria and the Boys and Girls Club, among others. A self-professed foodie, she enjoys reading, gardening and travelling.
publisher@saanichnews.com

Advertising Consultant
Devin Prizmic
250-480-3226
The newest addition to the Saanich News team Devin Prizmic brings a fresh perspective to the table. With a background in sales and communications and a passion for marketing and design, his skills bring the edge your business has been looking for.

An Okanagan native who’s always dreamed of moving to the island, Devin looks forward to connecting and building strong relationships with the amazing local businesses that make Saanich the one of a kind community that it is!

In his personal time Devin is immersed in local music or creating digital design or video projects with his friends.

See the difference an innovative multimedia-marketing-strategy will make for your business by contacting Devin at
devin.prizmic@saanichnews.com


Advertising Consultant
Glen Butcher
250-480-3235
Glen joined the Saanich News team in November of 2020. Having worked for many local businesses in managerial and sales roles he brings a wealth of introspective and creative business solutions to his clients. Originally hailing from Vernon B.C. Glen has spent the last 16 years in Victoria. With a passion for music, he has been writing music since he was five years old and playing bass for 23 years. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time raising his daughter.
glen.butcher@saanichnews.com

Reporter
Devon Bidal
250-480-3279
Devon joined Saanich News in June 2019. She studied Biological Anthropology and Journalism at the University of Victoria and graduated with a Bachelor of Science. Devon has known she wanted to be a writer since she was five years old. Originally from Abbotsford, B.C., she remembers many encounters with the reporters from Abbotsford News that sparked her interest in journalism. She found a passion for the work in her teens and never looked back. Her writing has also been published in The Martlet and in the first volume of the Anthology of Social Justice and Intersectional Feminisms.
When she’s not working, Devon enjoys exploring the island with her boyfriend, Sam, and spending time with their hedgehog, Rudy.
devon.bidal@saanichnews.com

Circulation Manager
Laura Cross
250-480-3277
Laura relocated from Oahu, Hawaii six years ago and has worked for Black Press for four years. She started out doing part-time auditing, then became the circulation manager for Peninsula News and has since moved to Saanich News where she manages circulation.
circulation@saanichnews.com