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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

A raucous hearing—and generational divide—as Victoria City Council listens on Missing Middle initiative

By Jimmy Thomson
Aug 5, 2022

The housing plan spells promise for some and raises fears for others—a division that was notably decided along generational lines

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Metchosin councillor calls RCMP on mayor during closed-door meeting

By Jimmy Thomson
Jul 23, 2022

Little alleges Ranns ‘screamed,’ threw agenda packet, pen, and papers at her. Ranns disagrees.

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Four new Island municipalities subject to speculation tax

By Jimmy Thomson
Jul 22, 2022

North Cowichan, Duncan, Ladysmith, and Lake Cowichan to introduce tax in January

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CRD board rejects Central Saanich request to back out of climate action service

By Jimmy Thomson
Jul 18, 2022

Capital Regional District’s belief that its ability to fight climate change is better than municipalities ‘misguided,’ Windsor says

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Victoria will have its lowest tides in a generation this week

By Jimmy Thomson
Jul 11, 2022

Tide-pool spelunkers rejoice: lunar cycles are aligning to drag the water to rare lows Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Transportation

Here are the 15 most dangerous intersections in Greater Victoria

By Jimmy Thomson
Jul 7, 2022

The intersections were home to a combined 1,527 crashes that resulted in injuries or deaths over four years

Community

Victoria named Canada's Best Small City

By Jimmy Thomson
Jul 6, 2022

Report cites Victoria's parks, museums, and restaurants—but urges action on affordability