Author

Anna J. James

Anna is an award-winning journalist originally from Sydney, Australia. She began her professional career in publishing at Wiley and then reported for Major League Baseball’s international office. Anna has written for Entrepreneur, Fox Sports, NSW Parliament, Narratively, ABC, Fortune, and other outlets in addition to regular guest spots on radio and podcasts. In 2017, she was awarded the Australian Press Council’s Journalism Student of the Year. The same year, she co-hosted a radio program in Byron Bay that won a Walkley Award for Innovation in Journalism grant. She is currently completing her thesis, Why We Need Baseball, within the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Victoria. She is happy to call Victoria home.

Snow

North Island ski hill documentary, Frozen in Time, a tale of community when we need it most

By Anna J. James
Nov 27, 2020

Open two days a week and run by volunteers, Mt. Cain is still ripping ahead despite COVID losses

Homelessness

The devastating effect Victoria's hotel-shelters have had on surrounding businesses

By Anna J. James
Nov 12, 2020

“The main problem is that they [BC Housing] did not ask anyone before they bought these hotels,” furniture retailer Gordy Dodd told Capital Daily

Sex Trade

The secret blacklist intended to keep Victoria sex workers safe

By Anna J. James
Nov 4, 2020

As many as 1,000 adults offer sexual services in the BC capital

Homelessness

“It’s a slum”: Residents at Victoria's hotel-shelters describe hotbeds of crime, disorder

By Anna J. James
Oct 27, 2020

One resident of the Howard Johnson tells Capital Daily “it's getting taken over by people selling dope”

Homelessness

“Everything will be okay as long as I don’t turn myself into a victim": New series checking in on Victoria's homeless

By Anna J. James
Oct 16, 2020

For the next year, Capital Daily will be regularly profiling the same four people experiencing homelessness or on the brink of it

Homelessness

“It’s only … in jail that he sees a doctor”: Parents of homeless Victorians speak

By Anna J. James
Oct 7, 2020

Even a dedicated support network cannot be enough to keep a severely mentally ill son off the streets

Homelessness

Inside Victoria’s newest tent city

By Anna J. James
Oct 1, 2020

With 112 tents and counting, park behind Crystal Pool becomes latest stop on merry-go-round of Victoria tent encampments

Homelessness

PHOTOS: Inside the tenting community at Beacon Hill Park

By Anna J. James
Sep 8, 2020

We recently spent time in the park and spoke to campers.