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Some major changes are about to take place in Vancouver Island’s media world.

According to a report by Puget Sound Radio, CHEK News has recently hired CTV Vancouver Island journalist/news anchor Joe Perkins.

Perkins has been working with CTV since 2011, and has also become a highly recognized personality on the island as host of the Noon Show on CFAX 1070 radio station.

While Perkins declined to comment, his profile can no longer be found on the CTV Vancouver Island website.

At the same time, CHEK News has removed the author profile of their anchor Ben O’Hara Byrne, triggering rumours that he will no longer be hosting the channel’s 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. news during the week.

O’Hara Byrne could not be reached for comment in time for publication.