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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.

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

Policing

Independent media outlets filing legal challenge over RCMP obstruction

By Jimmy Thomson
May 26, 2021

Capital Daily is joining with a coalition of outlets and the Canadian Association of Journalists to demand the freedom to cover protests

Politics

Province co-ordinated with Pacheedaht over Fairy Creek statement, according to emails

By Jimmy Thomson
May 18, 2021

Emails obtained by Capital Daily detail co-ordination. At the time, the province denied working with the First Nation

Housing

How to make space

By Jimmy Thomson
May 19, 2021

How Victoria could flip the script on density

Crime

UPDATED: Another Victoria real estate agent accused of sexual assault

By Jimmy Thomson
Mar 27, 2021

Allegations against four real estate agents have been anonymously raised this week

Homelessness

Once-progressive Friends of Beacon Hill Park used to fight for the marginalized. What happened?

By Jimmy Thomson
Mar 3, 2021

The group was founded to protect a section of the park from a homophobic backlash. Now it finds itself fighting against a different marginalized group.

Business

Unbuilding the future: how a young industry is turning yesterday's materials into tomorrow's buildings

By Jimmy Thomson
Feb 27, 2021

The deconstruction business could create thousands of new jobs, save old-growth lumber from the landfill, and preserve heritage—if it can get off the ground

City Hall

'The pandemic has really been a magnifying glass': a Q&A with Mayor Lisa Helps

By Jimmy Thomson
Dec 29, 2020

The mayor talks housing, procurement, and plans for her final two years in office