Tori Marlan

Tori Marlan is an 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. Tori has recently won awards from the National Newspaper Awards (2021) and the Canadian Association of Journalists (2020 and 2021) among others. You can contact Tori on Twitter @torimarlan. She is now a reporter with the Investigative Journalism Foundation.

Mental Health

Against her will

By Tori Marlan
Mar 25, 2024

Kir Anvik is injected every month with a medicine she believes is doing more harm than good. But doctors are forcing her to take it

Vancouver Island

New clues help the quest for answers about Melissa McDevitt’s disappearance

By Tori Marlan
Jul 4, 2023

The 39-year-old has been missing since Dec. 9 after she embarked on a hike at Sea to Sea park in Sooke


Victorians are surrendering their animals to find a place to live

By Tori Marlan
May 26, 2023

Without mandated pet-friendly rentals, rescue organizations are "overrun" with abandoned cats and dogs

Mental Health

A life diminished by the province's care

By Tori Marlan
Apr 30, 2023

Simon Stubbs has been stuck in hospital mental-health wards for years, enduring “trauma on trauma on trauma”


Internal VicPD survey results show both white and racialized participants feel discriminated against based on their race and gender

By Tori Marlan
Mar 22, 2023

The survey also notes the department's lack of diversity as only 11% of respondents identified as a visible minority


Canada tells Durkin to go home

By Tori Marlan
Jan 27, 2023

Immigration board doubts Durkin was “unsuspecting dupe” in ponzi scheme, orders deportation

Latest News

Police say Shelbourne Street bank robbery was intended to kill police, not rob the bank

By Tori Marlan
Jan 20, 2023

In a press conference, police did not divulge what evidence led them to that conclusion. Both assailants were killed, while six officers were injured