Our Team


Teresa Bird
Publisher
Teresa Bird has worked in the newspaper industry on Vancouver Island for more than 40 years. Starting her career as a journalist in Ucluelet, Teresa has most recently been in Port Alberni where she has served as publisher of the Alberni Valley News since 2011. Teresa enjoys travelling, especially to visit her children and grandchildren who live abroad.

Andrew Bailey
Editor
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Andrew Bailey arrived at the Westerly News as a reporter and photographer in January, 2012. He became the newspaper's editor in November 2015. He enjoys covering all the news and happenings west of Sutton Pass and reflecting on West Coast life in his weekly Behest of the West column. The University of Northern British Columbia alum spends his free time taking his kids to the beach and being disappointed by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Nora O
Advertising / Multi-Media Journalist
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Nora O'Malley studied journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary. She's been published in: WHERE Canadian Rockies Magazine, Surfer's Path, Gripped The Climbing Magazine, and Homes & LIving Magazine Vancouver. She also worked as a staff copywriter for Quiksilver Australia and Mountain Equipment Co-op. Nora loves newsprint, surfing, and the Canadian Rockies.