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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

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
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
UPDATE: Man wanted Canada-wide re-arrested by Vancouver police

UPDATE: Man wanted Canada-wide re-arrested by Vancouver police

Steven Frederickson, 57, went missing from his halfway house on Feb. 8
Some ‘holdover’ 2023 B.C. wildfires still smouldering, showing smoke

Some ‘holdover’ 2023 B.C. wildfires still smouldering, showing smoke

BC Wildfire Service this is expected from larger fires, and due to the ongoing drought conditions
Group to develop B.C.-wide non-profit network with $650K boost from province

Group to develop B.C.-wide non-profit network with $650K boost from province

Vantage Point to will lead the project development
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