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Jake Romphf

Jake Romphf

I'm Jake, a proud graduate of Carleton University. In early 2021, I made the move from the Great Lakes to Greater Victoria with the aim of experiencing more of the country I report on. My upbringing was in a small town that was surrounded by petrochemical refineries and industrial plants. This background ignited a strong passion within me for addressing environmental concerns, sustainability, and wildlife conservation.

Alongside my environmental interests, I'm also enthusiastic about covering sports, politics, and diving into anything new or obscure that catches my attention. My goal as a journalist is to bring attention to a wide array of topics that matter, and I'm excited to continue this journey in Greater Victoria.

Phone
250-480-3214
Email
jake.romphf@blackpress.ca

Recent Work by Jake

B.C. nixes Victoria vacancy control plea, group says rent hike stop-gap needed

B.C. nixes Victoria vacancy control plea, group says rent hike stop-gap needed

Anti-poverty group doubts government claim that the rent-increase limits would deter new building
B.C. pumps $3B into electricity system upgrades across Vancouver Island

B.C. pumps $3B into electricity system upgrades across Vancouver Island

New substations, underground cables and other upgrades a response to increased clean energy demands
Stanley Cup could reunite with Victoria 100 years after B.C.’s last win

Stanley Cup could reunite with Victoria 100 years after B.C.’s last win

Capital Region vying to host 2025 World U17 Hockey Challenge
Victoria's Chinatown gate undergoing $1.4M restoration this year

Victoria's Chinatown gate undergoing $1.4M restoration this year

Archway was part of revitalization campaign and is a symbol of Chinatown, city's first Chinese mayor says
2 years later: Officer recalls risking own life for Saanich bank shooting hostages

2 years later: Officer recalls risking own life for Saanich bank shooting hostages

Tactical team leader who was shot reflects on recovery, community support ahead of 2nd anniversary
University of Victoria, coastal First Nations aiming to restore kelp forests

University of Victoria, coastal First Nations aiming to restore kelp forests

Kelp ecosystems promote biodiversity, emissions reductions and improved water quality
Saanich racer Bill Okell looks long-term after wins and early season setbacks

Saanich racer Bill Okell looks long-term after wins and early season setbacks

Sports car driver has his sights set on Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Victoria to hold referendum on $200M Crystal Pool replacement

Victoria to hold referendum on $200M Crystal Pool replacement

Public vote would ask residents whether they support the city borrowing $170M for the project
2 years later: Officer recounts deadly firefight at B.C. bank

2 years later: Officer recounts deadly firefight at B.C. bank

Steven Reichert was one of six officers injured as brothers aimed to kill police in 2022 incident
Apollo astronaut who showed Earth to humanity killed in plane crash near B.C.

Apollo astronaut who showed Earth to humanity killed in plane crash near B.C.

William Anders, who took the iconic Earthrise photo, was piloting the small plane that crashed
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