Author

Jimmy Thomson

Jimmy Thomson is the managing editor of Capital Daily. Jimmy is a multimedia journalist who has worked in every Arctic country, reporting on 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, where he co-chairs the Advocacy Committee, 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 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 with his niece or skiing on the North Island; someday he hopes to combine the two.

Transportation

The Victoria airport bus is not coming

By Jimmy Thomson
Oct 20, 2021

Why we’re kidding ourselves when we wish for affordable airport transportation

Politics

Election 2021: Meet your Victoria candidates

By Jimmy Thomson
Aug 25, 2021

Candidates spoke to Capital Daily about their priorities, from transportation to climate—and we asked them all for their housing solutions

Environment

Salt Spring Island's duelling crises

By Jimmy Thomson
Aug 3, 2021

Housing is at a breaking point. But to understand why there’s nowhere to live, first we need to understand why it’s getting harder to get water

Housing

Meet Rhonan Heitzman—the water delivery man with big ideas for Salt Spring’s future

By Jimmy Thomson
Jul 29, 2020

This is part three of a series of previews of our upcoming feature on housing and water on Salt Spring Island, for subscribers only.

Housing

Meet Fernando Dos Santos—who is wading through bureaucracy to create housing

By Jimmy Thomson
Jul 29, 2020

This is part two of a series of previews of our upcoming feature on housing and water on Salt Spring Island, for subscribers only. For part three, see below.

Housing

Meet Omrane and Sarah—the entrepreneurs about to lose their home

By Jimmy Thomson
Aug 1, 2020

This is part one of a series of previews of our upcoming feature on housing and water on Salt Spring Island, for subscribers only.

Environment

BC judge rules media has a right to access the Fairy Creek blockades

By Jimmy Thomson
Jul 20, 2021

Capital Daily is part of a coalition of media partners that took the RCMP to court to ensure right to access

City Hall

Councillor Geoff Young defends comments about residential schools, burials

By Jimmy Thomson
Jun 12, 2021

Young objected to the use of the words ‘genocide’ and ‘mass grave’ in a council debate on Canada Day celebrations