Jolene Rudisuela

Jolene is a reporter who loves long-form, in-depth stories. She is a generalist reporter based in Victoria, and speaks both English and French. She graduated from Mount Royal University with a degree in journalism and came out of the program with two national awards for her work on a multimedia story about a Calgary mobile home park. Being from Alberta, she got her first taste of Island life while working as a reporter with the Comox Valley Record, where she covered everything from aquaculture to the overdose crisis to Cumberland village council. She later spent a year as a copy editor with Pagemasters North America, working with clients like the Toronto Star and the Winnipeg Free Press. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists, and her honours and awards include the CAJ Student Award of Excellence in 2018, Best Multimedia Production from Emerge Media Awards in 2018, and she was a finalist for the Multimedia Story of the Year from Associated Collegiate Press Awards in 2018.


Elephant seal birth caught on camera at Race Rocks

The ecological reserve off the coast of East Sooke is the northernmost rookery for the giant seals

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Victoria Francophone Society asking for help to secure permanent home

The non-profit hopes to create a one-stop shop for French services, programs, and culture


Victoria has the largest gap between births and deaths in Canada

Families are moving to cheaper parts of the Island in search of affordable housing


Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island ‘not ramping down’ as disruptive UK protests called off

Howard Breen, who has been arrested more than 40 times for his activism, says the local group won’t be backing down on disruptive acts

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Nicky MacKenzie brings her own blend of R&B and pop to Capital Daily Festival

The 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Salt Spring Island is making a name for herself in BC

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North Saanich wins injunction against property owner with multiple illegal suites

The owner says the suites are providing crucial affordable housing

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With more snow in the forecast, BC Transit braces for possible delays

Routes with steep roads the first to see detours or cancellations