Author

Tori Marlan

Tori's in-depth reporting has been widely published in media outlets in the US and Canada, including The Walrus Magazine and CBC’s The Doc Project. Previously, she was a staff writer for the Chicago Reader, where her stories on the criminal justice system exposed police misconduct, illegal strip searches, and systemic problems with the Chicago Police Department’s staffing practices. After she wrote about the state of Illinois’ refusal to treat a prisoner for Hepatitis C, the Department of Corrections reversed course and began giving him and other prisoners the medical attention they needed. In 2006, she received an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship to write about children in US immigration detention centres.

COVID-19

The Race to Shelter Victoria’s Homeless Before It’s Too Late

By Tori Marlan
Apr 7, 2020

Victoria has leaned on a policy of impromptu tent cities, which critics say could still be powerful vectors for infectious disease transmission

COVID-19

Toronto Couple Stranded By COVID-19 Alleges Gouging By Car Rental Company

By Tori Marlan
Mar 31, 2020

After a flight cancellation, Paul and Jayne Beurling were quoted $2,000 to shift their dropoff location from Vancouver to Victoria

COVID-19

For Those Who Interact With the Public, Work Nervously Goes On

By Tori Marlan
Mar 23, 2020

A flooring installer tells The Capital that clients with sick people in the house are still trying to bring in crews for scheduled work

COVID-19

“It Was A Very Difficult Decision”: The Clipper On Why It Sealed Off Victoria’s Link to Seattle

By Tori Marlan
Mar 18, 2020

Denied a federal closure of the border, BC officials have instead pushed to unilaterally sever Vancouver Island’s transportation links with Washington