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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
778-726-4707
Email
lauren.collins@blackpress.ca

Recent Work by Lauren

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
‘Breaking point’: Quebec premier asks Trudeau to slow influx of asylum seekers

‘Breaking point’: Quebec premier asks Trudeau to slow influx of asylum seekers

Nearly 60,000 new asylum seekers were registered in Quebec in the first 11 months of 2023
3 charged in Alberta human-trafficking investigation

3 charged in Alberta human-trafficking investigation

Toronto woman recruited through social media under pretense of a legitimate job in Grande Prairie: Police
Joly heads to 3 eastern European countries as Canada tries for more UN presence

Joly heads to 3 eastern European countries as Canada tries for more UN presence

Her trip to Slovenia, North Macedonia, Albania follows a commitment by NATO military alliance members
6 charged in drug-trafficking investigation in Alberta, B.C.

6 charged in drug-trafficking investigation in Alberta, B.C.

‘Project Deception’ first started in May 2021, with more than $500,000 in drugs being seized
Italy’s Meloni rejects criticism from Trudeau over LGBTQ+ rights at G7 Summit

Italy’s Meloni rejects criticism from Trudeau over LGBTQ+ rights at G7 Summit

Trudeau made the comment on TV right before they began private, bilateral talks
B.C. film industry watching the writers’ strike closely

B.C. film industry watching the writers’ strike closely

Strike started May 2, the first in 15 years
CRTC considers removing Fox News from cable packages, opens public comment form

CRTC considers removing Fox News from cable packages, opens public comment form

This comes after an LGBTQ2S+ advocacy group sent the commission a letter slamming Fox News
‘Always, we love you’: Funeral for Mountie killed in crash on duty near Edmonton

‘Always, we love you’: Funeral for Mountie killed in crash on duty near Edmonton

Const. Harvinder Singh Dhami died in a crash while on his way to help other officers
While ‘richest CEOs are driving up the prices,’ Singh wants legislation to combat corporate greed

While ‘richest CEOs are driving up the prices,’ Singh wants legislation to combat corporate greed

NDP says legislation would be similar to United State’s Tax Excessive CEOs Pay Act
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