What questions do you have about the West Shore’s history that you would like answered? With your guidance, The Discourse wants to dig into your curiosities and reveal hidden truths about the region we live in.
Perhaps you just moved here and want to know about how your municipality was formed. Or maybe you’ve passed by a specific place many times and wondered about its significance and its past. Through a limited email series, The Discourse will answer some of your questions to contribute to a better understanding of the West Shore.
About The Discourse
The Discourse is focused on truly local news that brings the community together. We don’t just cover the latest story — we focus on slow journalism that serves a community’s needs. In other words, we ask you what you want to know and produce in-depth stories on the topics that matter to you. You can read The Discourse’s 10 principles here.
We started serving Vancouver Island by creating The Discourse Cowichan, where we’ve been sharing stories for nearly three years. Reader support makes our work possible, so we are accountable to our audience — not interest groups.
West Shore lead reporter Shalu Mehta is passionate about community news and understands the importance of deep listening and getting the news right. She and her colleagues at The Discourse are committed to journalism that starts with listening and with telling in-depth, rigorously fact-checked stories that matter to people who live here.