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Andrew Bailey

Andrew Bailey

I arrived at the Westerly News began in January 2012 when I joined as a reporter and photographer. In November 2015, I had the privilege of stepping into the role of the newspaper's editor. My work revolves around capturing the diverse spectrum of news and events that unfold to the west of Sutton Pass. A notable aspect of my role is my weekly column, "Behest of the West," where I reflect on the nuances of West Coast life.

My education background includes studying at the University of Northern British Columbia. When I'm not immersed in the world of news, I love spending quality time with my kids, often taking them to the beach. I'm also an avid Toronto Blue Jays fan, even though their performance tends to leave me feeling a bit disappointed.

Phone
250-726-7029
Email
andrew.bailey@westerlynews.ca

Recent Work by Andrew

Pacific surf returns B.C. woman’s lost wallet 8 months after it went overboard

Pacific surf returns B.C. woman’s lost wallet 8 months after it went overboard

Clayoquot Sound ocean reunites Marcie Callewaert with lost wallet on Valentine’s Day
B.C.’s best beach revealed and it cracks Lonely Planet’s list of world’s top 10

B.C.’s best beach revealed and it cracks Lonely Planet’s list of world’s top 10

Two Canadian beaches crack travelling bible’s list of the best beaches on Earth
B.C. man gets 30 days in jail and $11K fine for killing bear cub and sow

B.C. man gets 30 days in jail and $11K fine for killing bear cub and sow

Conservation Officer Services calls Tofino decision “precedent setting”
B.C. artist designs new loonie honouring sky-smashing icon Elsie MacGill

B.C. artist designs new loonie honouring sky-smashing icon Elsie MacGill

Claire Watson’s vision selected by Royal Canadian Mint to honour barrier-breaking engineer
NHLers play ball hockey with kids to promote rec centre in remote B.C.

NHLers play ball hockey with kids to promote rec centre in remote B.C.

Tyson Barrie, Mike Smith, Tyler Ennis and more join multiplex push for First Nation near Tofino
TikTokers’ heart-shaped blaze on Tofino beach in fire ban ignites online fury

TikTokers’ heart-shaped blaze on Tofino beach in fire ban ignites online fury

“This is not cute, it’s so irresponsible and disrespectful to the local community.”
Judge rejects self-defence claim, convicts B.C. man of killing bear cub

Judge rejects self-defence claim, convicts B.C. man of killing bear cub

Ryan Owen Millar also guilty of the unlawful killing of cub’s mother in Tofino
Province promises Tofino-Ucluelet highway will open to two-way traffic in early 2023

Province promises Tofino-Ucluelet highway will open to two-way traffic in early 2023

Four years of travel delays may finally be coming to an end for West Coast residents and visitors
Ucluelet restaurant named Canada’s best fine dining experience

Ucluelet restaurant named Canada’s best fine dining experience

Pluvio tops TripAdvisor’s Best of the Best Awards
B.C. small town shows its ‘Frank Appreciation’ for popular garbage collector

B.C. small town shows its ‘Frank Appreciation’ for popular garbage collector

“Thanks Frank for doing a great job. We really do appreciate you.”
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