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The New Westminster Record adds a new reporter to the team

The publication's newest member brings along years of journalistic experience covering food, art and culture.
Naveena Vijayan
Naveena Vijayan is the newest reporter at the New Westminster Record.

Naveena Vijayan is not just new to the Record team, but also to Canada. After four years of living on the East Coast in Delaware, U.S., she decided to settle down along the Pacific coast in British Columbia, in December 2021.

However, her journey as a journalist began in the Southern city of India called Chennai, in 2013, where she covered stories about sustainable architecture, surfing festivals and contemporary art.

In her more than eight years of experience as a journalist, she has had the chance to interview top chef celebrities such as Australian chef Curtis Stone, and Scottish historian and author William Dalrymple; go on a snake-walk with the world-famous Irula snake catchers; and interact with artists in India’s largest art commune, the Cholamandal Artists’ Village.

New to B.C., she is eager to know more about the community and its rich history, one story at a time.

Reach out to her by email at or find her on Instagram.