Tori Marlan

Tori Marlan is Capital Daily’s Investigative Reporter. She is a generalist based in Victoria, and she speaks English. She has worked in print, digital, audio, and comics journalism. Her work has been featured by many outlets in Canada and the US, including The Walrus Magazine, The Atavist Magazine, BuzzFeed News, The Seattle Times, the Texas Observer, Pacific Standard, The Marshall Project, and The Appeal. She has also contributed to CBC Radio’s The Doc Project, This American Life, Weekend America, and the Tablet Magazine podcast Vox Tablet. In 2006, she received a fellowship from the Alicia Patterson Foundation to write about detained child immigrants in the US. She was previously a staff writer for the Chicago Reader, specializing in immersion journalism. Her favourite kind of stories hold those in power to account, explore the real-world effects of policies, and illuminate subcultures. She also likes to profile fascinating people you’ve never heard of. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists. You can contact Tori at or on Twitter @torimarlan.

Pay Check

Cancelled ferry sailings are a symptom of a longstanding problem in the marine industry. It’s only going to get worse.

By Tori Marlan
Mar 31, 2022

Worker shortages are now endemic in the industry—but warnings started decades ago Part five of our series, Pay Check

Real Estate

New owner of $12-million Metchosin property blocks beach path after alleged harassment from users

By Tori Marlan
Feb 19, 2022

The path between Taylor Beach and Weir Beach was taken for granted for decades—until new fencing and security guards appeared


Inside a hollow library book, a secret library

By Tori Marlan
Dec 9, 2021

When a Victoria librarian pulled a book off the shelf at the central branch this summer, a mystery began


A government agency was supposed to protect her finances. Instead, she was left ruined

By Tori Marlan
Nov 10, 2021

A mentally ill woman's finances were put in the care of the Public Guardian and Trustee of BC. She's worse off because of it

Know Your Neighbour

Penniless: why a Victoria man has gone two decades without money

By Tori Marlan
Jul 14, 2021

David Johnston won’t touch money, except to destroy it


UPDATE: Durkin and Gregory ordered to pay special costs

By Tori Marlan
Jun 24, 2021

Special costs are awarded in cases of “reprehensible” conduct during litigation


After the campers

By Tori Marlan
May 23, 2021

We spent a day with a clean-up effort in Beacon Hill Park


The man who stole a hotel: How Timothy Durkin took control of Sooke Harbour House

By Tori Marlan
Apr 22, 2021

A fugitive from the US started fresh on Vancouver Island—then bilked new victims out of millions of dollars while law enforcement refused to act