Tori Marlan

Investigative Reporter | @torimarlan

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 centers.

Nina Grossman

Newsletter editor | @ninagrossman

Nina was born in Halifax was raised from 7 years old onwards in Alberta. She has a degree in journalism from Mount Royal University and has nearly five years of experience working in community news, including time with Black Press Media, the Times Colonist and freelance work for the Discourse and Capital Daily. With a passion for animals, nature and wildlife, Nina is driven constantly by questions of why? and how? She finds joy and meaning in the connective power of storytelling and has immense gratitude for a career rooted in learning about the world around her. When she isn't writing or editing, Nina can be found painting, hiking and spending time with friends and family (usually in the presence of wine and/or cheese).

Zoë Ducklow

Westshore reporter | @zoeducklow

Zoë Ducklow is located in the Westshore, speaks English and is a generalist reporter. Zoë has her Masters in Journalism from UBC, and prior to joining the Capital Daily team she was working at Black Press. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists, and her honours and awards include: Susan Boyce, COPA nominee, and Ma Murray. You can reach Zoë by email at or on Twitter @zoeducklow.

Ryan Hook

Food and Culture reporter | @ryanhookwrites

Ryan Hook is a journalist with a love of the strange and deranged. Originally from Edmonton, Ryan is now based in Esquimalt. He speaks English and graduated with a degree in Professional Communications from MacEwan University in 2019. From his time as an arts and culture reporter to his days as a health and wellness copywriter, Ryan has shifted his priorities the past year to begin reporting on the underserved and misreported. Since then, he has crafted a passion for reporting that’s landed him in publications such as VICE World News and Exclaim! Magazine. Beyond reporting, Ryan is also the lead singer/songwriter in his band, Baby Boy & the Earthly Delights, and is writing the first season of a children’s television show. Ryan is also a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists.