Author

Tim Ford

Tim Ford is a mixed-race journalist and writer based in Victoria. His bylines include CBC News, the Toronto Star, and The Tyee, and he has published fiction with Tyche Books, EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Neo-Opsis Magazine.

Sewage

Drawn to comics: Alex Steacy writes a new chapter in the family business

By Tim Ford
Sep 22, 2022

This Victoria-based comic artist ‘grew up completely immersed’ in the industry, and will now be selling his own book at Capital City Comic Con

Environment

Cruise ships are back—so is their waste

By Tim Ford
Aug 31, 2022

This year the federal government implemented regulations around waste dumping, but it's unclear if these measures are being followed. Victoria industry groups are silent on the local implications

History

An internment camp ‘comedy’ opens in Victoria next week

By Tim Ford
Apr 27, 2022

Kunji Ikeda’s show, Sansei, explores his family’s connection to the Japanese internment camps

Climate Change

Powering Vancouver Island is getting harder with climate change

By Tim Ford
Oct 27, 2021

Cables from the mainland were damaged by the heat this summer and thousands went without power during this week’s storm. How can the Island keep the lights on?

Health

Isolated in Victoria: forging friendships in a city renowned for its chilliness

By Tim Ford
Aug 29, 2021

Researchers say there's little attention on adult friendships, but there are some strategies to find new friends—even here

Transportation

What Victoria’s long-lost streetcars can tell us about the future

By Tim Ford
Jun 8, 2021

Victoria grew up around a streetcar system that carried Victoria’s entire population every two days. Now the city is wrestling with transportation questions that could benefit from some old-fashioned wisdom

History

Amid a violent year for the Chinese community, a push for a Chinatown museum

By Tim Ford
Mar 22, 2021

In Canada's oldest Chinatown, a community that has faced discrimination since its inception reckons with it today

Environment

Will your mask end up in the sea? 

By Tim Ford
Dec 7, 2020

A new study estimates more than 1.5 billion masks will enter the oceans this year.