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Jake Romphf

Jake Romphf

I'm Jake, a proud graduate of Carleton University. In early 2021, I made the move from the Great Lakes to Greater Victoria with the aim of experiencing more of the country I report on. My upbringing was in a small town that was surrounded by petrochemical refineries and industrial plants. This background ignited a strong passion within me for addressing environmental concerns, sustainability, and wildlife conservation.

Alongside my environmental interests, I'm also enthusiastic about covering sports, politics, and diving into anything new or obscure that catches my attention. My goal as a journalist is to bring attention to a wide array of topics that matter, and I'm excited to continue this journey in Greater Victoria.

Phone
250-480-3214
Email
jake.romphf@blackpress.ca

Recent Work by Jake

University of Victoria, coastal First Nations aiming to restore kelp forests

University of Victoria, coastal First Nations aiming to restore kelp forests

Kelp ecosystems promote biodiversity, emissions reductions and improved water quality
Saanich racer Bill Okell looks long-term after wins and early season setbacks

Saanich racer Bill Okell looks long-term after wins and early season setbacks

Sports car driver has his sights set on Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Tsawout First Nation buys 100 acres to spur cultural and economic revitalization

Tsawout First Nation buys 100 acres to spur cultural and economic revitalization

Puckle Road property grows land base and brings more opportunities, First Nation says
Victoria misses several housing targets despite 30-year high in completions

Victoria misses several housing targets despite 30-year high in completions

Annual review offers mix of housing goals being met and missed in 2023
Victoria to hold referendum on spending over $200M to replace Crystal Pool

Victoria to hold referendum on spending over $200M to replace Crystal Pool

Public vote would ask residents whether they support the city borrowing $170M for the project
2 years later: Officer recounts deadly firefight at Saanich bank

2 years later: Officer recounts deadly firefight at Saanich bank

Steven Reichert was one of six officers injured as brothers aimed to kill police in 2022 incident
Victoria's Crystal Pool replacement's proposed costs triple to $210M

Victoria's Crystal Pool replacement's proposed costs triple to $210M

50-year-old centre's condition has created service gaps plus obstacles for those living with disabilities
Saanich's Christmas Hill earns milestone biodiversity distinction

Saanich's Christmas Hill earns milestone biodiversity distinction

Community and volunteers stewardship paves way to Key Biodiversity Distinction
Astronaut who showed Earth to humanity killed in plane crash near Victoria

Astronaut who showed Earth to humanity killed in plane crash near Victoria

William Anders, who took the iconic Earthrise photo, was piloting the small plane that crashed
U.S. crews respond to reported plane crash across from Saanich Peninsula

U.S. crews respond to reported plane crash across from Saanich Peninsula

Search and rescue efforts underway, U.S. coast guard says
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