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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

B.C. Budget 2024 doesn’t go far enough for children, youth: Representative

B.C. Budget 2024 doesn’t go far enough for children, youth: Representative

Children, their families telling her ‘very loudly’ that more was expected: Jennifer Charlesworth
B.C. mom foils child-luring Snapchat suspect’s planned park meetup

B.C. mom foils child-luring Snapchat suspect’s planned park meetup

Richmond RCMP says there could be more victims, asks them to come forward
B.C. RCMP find break-and-enter suspect sleeping on couch

B.C. RCMP find break-and-enter suspect sleeping on couch

The man made his way through the neighbourhood, even asking one homeowner to call 911
B.C. Budget 2024: focused on new health-care infrastructure, not workers

B.C. Budget 2024: focused on new health-care infrastructure, not workers

Nurses want more investment in workers as B.C. commits $13B to facilities, $2B to service expansion
B.C. Budget 2024: $405M for climate emergency mitigation and management

B.C. Budget 2024: $405M for climate emergency mitigation and management

Budget also expands support for B.C. residents on evacuation orders
B.C. Budget 2024: NDP promises free cycle of in-vitro fertilization

B.C. Budget 2024: NDP promises free cycle of in-vitro fertilization

The next year will be spent creating program, which won’t launch until April of 2025
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
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