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Lauren Collins

Lauren Collins

I joined Black Press Media at 19 years old, starting with an internship and freelance work with the Surrey Leader and the Cloverdale Reporter before making the move to the Parksville Qualicum Beach News. It was through that work that I became inspired by community journalism and the need for local news.
In 2018, I made the move back to the Surrey Now-Leader, covering crime, education, homelessness and data reporting before moving into my provincial reporting role in 2023.

Phone
604-999-6721
Email
lauren.collins@blackpress.ca

Recent Work by Lauren

3 bystanders help Vancouver police arrest suspect who tried to rob blind man

3 bystanders help Vancouver police arrest suspect who tried to rob blind man

Police say the victim was standing on a street corner when the suspect grabbed his white cane
B.C. woman ordered to repay loan after she claims she left it in a barbecue

B.C. woman ordered to repay loan after she claims she left it in a barbecue

Civil Resolution Tribunal decison says she unable to prove she had already repaid it
UPDATE: B.C.’s middle-income housing program gets $2B from feds

UPDATE: B.C.’s middle-income housing program gets $2B from feds

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier David Eby made the announcement in Vancouver
As Lapointe retires, B.C. appoints new acting chief coroner

As Lapointe retires, B.C. appoints new acting chief coroner

John McNamee has been the chief legal officer for the BC Coroners Service since 2017
Regional firefighter training hubs coming to 9 B.C. communities

Regional firefighter training hubs coming to 9 B.C. communities

Fire chiefs’ association gets $1.75M to create hubs throughout the province
Extortion in B.C. one focus of new national policing team

Extortion in B.C. one focus of new national policing team

Alberta, Ontario police agencies also investigating threats against South Asian businesses
New family law clinic to open in B.C. by end of 2024 with $29.1M boost

New family law clinic to open in B.C. by end of 2024 with $29.1M boost

Attorney General Niki Sharma says funding will bring allow for 4,500 new family law clients
B.C. launches survey on catalytic converter thefts with 5 possible actions

B.C. launches survey on catalytic converter thefts with 5 possible actions

ICBC data shows there were 2,900 thefts in the first seven months of 2023
Man dead in targeted Prince George shooting; city’s 2nd homicide of 2024

Man dead in targeted Prince George shooting; city’s 2nd homicide of 2024

RCMP say increase in gun violence, recent firearms theft is concerning
Host of hunting show fined, hit with bans in joint B.C.-Alberta investigation

Host of hunting show fined, hit with bans in joint B.C.-Alberta investigation

Michel Beaulieu says he’s not without guilt in Facebook video to set the record straight
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