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Times Colonist publisher Bob McKenzie steps down

Bob McKenzie, the publisher of the Times Colonist since 2004, announced Tuesday that he was stepping down from the helm of what he called “the best newspaper in B.C.” His replacement has not yet been named.
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Bob McKenzie, 63, has worked in the newspaper industry for 46 years.

Bob McKenzie, the publisher of the Times Colonist since 2004, announced Tuesday that he was stepping down from the helm of what he called “the best newspaper in B.C.”

His replacement has not yet been named.

McKenzie, 63, has worked in the newspaper industry for 46 years.

His long career in newspapers started in Oakville, Ont., where he grew up.

He went to work, straight from school, in 1967 in the circulation department of the Oakville Journal-Record, which no longer publishes.

He served as publisher of newspapers in half a dozen communities from coast to coast, including St. Catharines, Ont., Nanaimo, Vernon, Kelowna, Niagara Falls, Ont. and St. John’s, NL.

He was publisher of the Nanaimo Daily News from 1999 to 2001 and the director of reader sales and service at the Times Colonist from 1985 to 1988.

Before taking the job as the Times Colonist’s publisher, he was general manager of the National Post in Toronto.