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CHEK News
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Andrew MacNeil
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BC’s First Private TV Station Celebrates 60 Years in Broadcasting

At 5pm on December 1, 1956 CHEK-TV, B.C.’s first privately owned television station and affiliate of the CBC network, hit the airwaves. Over the next six decades, the station’s identity, logo design and network affiliations changed numerous times, until in September of 2009, CHEK became North America’s first and only employee-owned television station.

In the last 60-years the evolution of CHEK has come full circle. Live television of the past gave way to film, videotape and satellite feeds, only to find its way back to the energy and spontaneity of ‘live’ news broadcasts. Throughout the station’s incredible history it has continued to produced popular local programs relevant to viewers on Vancouver Island. Most of the station-produced programs in the early days were primarily entertainment shows such as the TV House Party Show in 1956, the Ida Clarkson Show from 1962 to 1991 and Club 6 where local teens could come and try the latest dance moves every afternoon ‘live’ in the CHEK studio located on Epsom Drive in Victoria. From the days of CHEK-TV’s founding father Charlie White to the present-day employee-owners, CHEK has a rich legacy of producing local news, weather and sports as well as information programming including the current crop of productions like Cookin’ on The Coast hosted by Garrett Schack, The Wealthy Life with Sybil Verch, Trend with Amy McGeachy and of course the time-honoured CHEK Around with Gordie Tupper, to highlight just a few.

Over the past six decades, CHEK has grown to meet the ever-changing needs of advertisers and audiences. Gone are the days of live commercials, where the message was more important than the length. Today, CHEK’s award winning Creative Services department captures an advertiser’s message in a precise highly-crafted, 30 or 15 second spot that is often complimented by on-line advertising.

CHEK has been part of the fabric of the communities it serves since 1956, and continues to provide viewers with compelling and comprehensive news coverage from all across Vancouver Island seven days a week. Giving back has also been a major part of the station’s 60-year history. CHEK continues to dedicate its people, airtime and resources to countless events and causes.

Thank you for watching and supporting CHEK! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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250-383-2435
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780 Kings Rd, Victoria, BC
V8T 5A2
Lightning Editorial Services
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Sarah
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Lightning Editorial Services offers professional editing and proofreading services.

Specialties include but are not limited to education; environment; natural history; endangered spaces and species; historical and general fiction; trade nonfiction, including guidebooks, biographies, memoirs, cookbooks, and children’s books; social marketing; and corporate communications.

Lightning Editorial provides its clients with comprehensive editorial services, including assessing what kind of editorial help clients need to communicate their written words clearly and effectively to the intended audience. As Mark Twain said, "The difference between the almost-right word and the right word is a large matter — it's the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning."

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250 370-2122
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1311 Victoria Avenue Victoria, BC
V8S 4P4
Sooke News Mirror
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Rod Sluggett
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Your Community News Team

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Rod Sluggett
1-250-642-5752
Rod Sluggett has been the publisher of the Sooke News Mirror since 1996. In more than three decades in the newspaper business he has worked in Courtenay, Parksville, Port Hardy, Powell River and Surrey. He is a sports enthusiast and a major man of the Vancouver Canucks.
publisher@sookenewsmirror.com
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Kevin Laird
1-250-642-5752
Kevin Laird is the editor of the Sooke News Mirror, a weekly community newspaper that is part of the Black Press chain. Kevin’s journalism career began more than 30 years ago. He has worked at numerous weekly and daily publications in Alberta and British Columbia.
editor@sookenewsmirror.com
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250-642-5752
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#112-6660 Sooke Road Sooke, BC
V9Z 0A5
Sooke PocketNews
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Britt
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Besides providing paperless information to and about the community of Sooke, PocketNews is community-centric.

Our mandate is to be timely, relevant and meaningful to the local residents. For businesses, we offer access to a loyal Sooke readership, and our numbers are steadily growing. Your expertise is running your business; ours is promoting your business online through our news site as well as on social media. Your reach to Sooke residents grows exponentially when you promote on PocketNews.

Sooke.PocketNews.ca is headed by Britt Santowski, who has a strong background in communications, web design, and writing. She has lived in Sooke for over 10 years, and adores the people who live here.

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250-999-2836
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39-2206 Church Rd, Sooke BC
V9Z 0W1
Times Colonist
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 Times Colonist - Media/News Company

The Times Colonist is the dominant medium in the B.C. Capital, and on Vancouver Island, reaching a quarter of a million readers in Greater Victoria every week. The lively blend of local news and informed commentary makes it a must-read for those who want to know what is happening in the capital and on Vancouver Island. Online, the TC delivers breaking news and other multimedia content to over 1 million unique visitors and has 5 million story views each month.

The TC’s community involvement stretches back almost to its inception. The TC Christmas Fund has been delivering Christmas cheer to the needy for more than half a century, the TC 10K is the second largest run in the province, and the Times Colonist Book Drive has raised more than $5 million for literacy projects in Victoria and on Vancouver Island.

The TC is also a full-service digital media agency offering a full range of integrated marketing and promotional services for our business partners. Whether it’s branding or website design, social media management or SEM, SEO, or traditional or unique advertising for broad audience reach, we can help.

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250-380-5274
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201-655 Tyee Rd, Victoria BC, V9A 6X5