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Jimmy Thomson

Jimmy is Capital Daily’s Managing Editor. He is based in Victoria, speaks both English and French, and his expertise is in environment, climate, science, and how cities influence their environments. He is a multimedia journalist who has worked in every Arctic country, reporting on science, climate change, Indigenous communities, wildlife, and resources. His work has appeared in CBC, The Narwhal, Vice, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and many others. He is a recent grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and has received more than a dozen awards from Canadian and international bodies. Jimmy sits on the board of the Canadian Association of Journalists, which is trying to make government more transparent, among other initiatives. He used to write and edit for the Syrup Trap, a wildly popular satire site that published bad headlines like "Corb Lund euthanized after breaking a leg at the Calgary Stampede." Before he was a journalist he studied sea slug brains on Vancouver Island then worked as a guide and polar bear guard in the polar regions. When he's not working he's hanging out with his niece or skiing on the North Island; someday he hopes to combine the two. You can contact Jimmy at jimmy@capitaldaily.ca or on Twitter @jwsthomson.

Latest News

Oak Bay library branch closed for asbestos testing

By Jimmy Thomson
Jan 27, 2023

The branch will be closed until Feb. 6, provided no more contamination is found

Labour

BC announced 395 new childcare spots in April—only a fraction are nearing completion

By Jimmy Thomson
Jan 21, 2023

The one daycare centre that’s nearly open will be “upholding Christian values”

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From church tax breaks to income-tested speeding tickets, a Saanich councillor has ‘transformative’ motions to bring to the provincial stage

By Jimmy Thomson
Jan 17, 2023

Teale Phelps Bondaroff has bold ideas for his provincial counterparts to consider at the next Union of BC Municipalities meeting—if he can get Saanich council to agree on them first

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How does a ship’s crew spend Christmas?

By Jimmy Thomson
Dec 25, 2022

They may be away from home, but the crew of the Maersk Trader is making the most of the holiday ashore

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Stay home, province urges Vancouver Island drivers

By Jimmy Thomson
Dec 22, 2022

Freezing rain could turn parts of Island highways into a skating rink on Friday coming into busy Christmas weekend

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Victoria median house price drops below million-dollar mark

By Jimmy Thomson
Dec 6, 2022

Housing analyst notes “substantial” drop in prices, with another interest rate hike arriving today

Politics

BC quietly removes all requirement to self-isolate when COVID-positive

By Jimmy Thomson
Nov 18, 2022

The change marks the end of mandatory COVID-19 public health measures in the province, but was not prominently featured in any government communication

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Police board member steps down, citing lack of access to information and oversight

By Jimmy Thomson
Nov 16, 2022

“I don’t find that it’s possible to ethically give oversight to the police under current circumstances,” Paul Schachter said.