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. 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 at or on Twitter @torimarlan.

Mental Health

On stress leave with a service weapon: Victoria police officers with PTSD say the department is failing them

By Tori Marlan
Nov 2, 2022

Traumatic experiences are part of the job of a police officer. But multiple VicPD sources say cronyism, discrimination, and indifference within the department make that trauma worse


Corrections document shows why a violent prison escapee was transferred to minimum-security William Head

By Tori Marlan
Aug 18, 2022

A warden overrode Zachary Armitage’s risk classification to allow his transfer to William Head from a medium-security prison, according to a restricted internal report. Now he’s on trial for a murder allegedly committed during his escape.

Latest News

Victoria eyes changes to new-build bylaw to meet climate goals

By Tori Marlan
Jul 26, 2022

On Thursday, council heard that the city needs to further decrease building emissions to get on target


Lower residential speeds coming to Victoria

By Tori Marlan
Jul 11, 2022

Council votes to have staff change traffic bylaw to make more streets 30km/h


'Your home is not your castle': buyers face the unforeseen consequences of condo living

By Tori Marlan
Jun 14, 2022

If you’re buying a condo or townhouse in BC, it’s probably a strata. But, from fistfights and fines to a fence that divided a community, stratas have been marked by stories of disappointment and rage

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