CHEK has served Vancouver Island since 1956. It was the first private TV station in BC, and CHEK is now the only employee-owned station inNorth America! In September 2009, with overwhelming support from communities across Vancouver Island, CHEK employees and Island investors purchased the station to ensure the Island's most watched news remained on-air. In recognition, the employees of CHEK were honoured with a national award for Journalistic Integrity by the Canadian Journalism Foundation.
Our CHEK News team works diligently to bring you stories from across Vancouver Island seven days a week. Our on-air coverage starts weekdays with CHEK News at Noon - a 30 minute local news broadcast anchored by Stacy Ross. Our news coverage continues throughout the afternoon with the CHEK News Updates from 1-5 pm weekdays.
Your community is made up of all kinds of people, with all kinds of needs, and CHEK gets behind your community cause. CHEK gives back more than one million dollars in airtime every year to non-profit organizations across the Island through sponsorships and partnerships. Our staff is passionate about giving their time to events across the Island. The Victoria Day Parade, the Canada Day Celebration in Parksville, the Walk to Cure Diabetes, and our annual CHEK Christmas Drive-Thru are just some of the highlight events. A chance to give back and to connect with our wonderful, generous viewers!
Thank you for watching and supporting CHEK, for 56 years Your Island’s Own!
Member Since: 1971