Times Colonist columnists

  • Rosa Harris-Adler

    Rosa Harris-Adler, who teaches at Royal Roads University and has written for virtually every Canadian periodical, is a two-time National Magazine Award winner and was shortlisted for a Canada-U.S. Fulbright Award in 2007. For nearly a decade, she was editor of Ottawa City magazine and a columnist for the Ottawa Citizen. She has served as a judge for both the National Magazine Awards and the National Newspaper Awards.

  • Les Leyne

    Born in Rivers, Manitoba, Les Leyne was raised in Qualicum Beach. Leyne attended Carleton University and UVic, where he graduated after working on the university newspaper. He worked at weekly newspapers in Duncan, where he covered the incineration of 13 tons of marijuana, and the west shore before joining the Times Colonist. Leyne was banished from the newsroom to the Legislature bureau in 1985 and has been there ever since. His budget scoop in 1995 got him nominated for a Jack Webster Award and he claimed a share of the TC's 2003 Webster Award for political coverage. He was nominated for a National Newspaper Award for column writing in 2008 and won the Jack Webster "City Mike" Award for commentary in 2009. He writes four days a week on provincial affairs.

  • Jack Knox

    Jack Knox is an award-losing columnist with the Victoria Times Colonist. Since joining the Times Colonist in 1988, Jack has worked as a copy editor, city editor, editorial writer and editorial page editor. Prior to that he was an editor and reporter at newspapers in Campbell River, Regina and Kamloops. As a journalist he has debated policy with the prime minister, sat down with a succession of premiers and interviewed a murderer in his cell. He liked the murderer. Career highlights include being blasted with blowhole spray by Luna the whale (it tasted like fish), interviewing a porn movie star in the nude (her, not him) and getting a phone call from Barack Obama four days before he (Obama, not Jack) was elected president.


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