J.R. Rardon joins our newsroom team

Rardon's primary focus at The NEWS will be covering the region's vibrant arts scene

The NEWS is pleased to welcome J.R. Rardon to our newsroom.

The Parksville Qualicum Beach News is pleased to welcome J.R. Rardon to our team.

Rardon has been a journalist for 25 years, most recently working at Black Press newspapers in Port Hardy and Campbell River.

“We’re fortunate to add such a seasoned journalist to our newsroom team,” said editor John Harding. “We look forward to what J.R. will bring to The NEWS.”

When not working, Rardon said he enjoys hobby farming and spending time with his wife and three daughters.

Rardon’s primary focus at The NEWS will be covering the region’s vibrant arts scene. You can contact him by phone (250-905-0028) or e-mail:


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