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Louise Dickson

Louise Dickson

Louise Dickson graduated from Queen’s University with an honours degree in history, then worked on Parliament Hill as a researcher for three years. In 1985, she joined the Ottawa Citizen, where she was a feature writer and fitness columnist.

Louise joined the Times Colonist in 1997, specializing in crime and the courts. She has been honoured with three National Newspaper Award nominations.

Louise and her colleagues were awarded the 2010 Justicia Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism for a series on access to information in the B.C. court system. The series also won the 2010 Jack Webster Award for Legal Journalism.

Louise has been nominated for numerous Webster awards, including one for her investigation into B.C.’s Name Act in 2001. The government vowed quick legislative change after Louise revealed there were loopholes that allowed offenders to change their names and leave their criminal records behind.

Louise is the author of six children’s books, including The Kids Guide to Fortune Telling, published by Kids Can Press. She is also co-author of Straight Talk About Kids and Sport, published by the Coaching Association of Canada.

Email
ldickson@timescolonist.com

Recent Work by Louise

Cat rescued from engine block after girl hears meowing, sees tail hanging from car

Cat rescued from engine block after girl hears meowing, sees tail hanging from car

The car was locked, so firefighters on Vancouver Island called police, who broke into it without doing any damage, then opened up the hood.
Stone carving returned to artist with apology from museum

Stone carving returned to artist with apology from museum

When the 100-kilogram carving was discovered on a Vancouver Island beach in 2020, it was heralded as an indigenous artifact.
Vancouver Island resort cancels fishing derby after 'highly inappropriate behaviour'

Vancouver Island resort cancels fishing derby after 'highly inappropriate behaviour'

Race for the Blue was to be held at the Tofino Resort and Marina, which is co-owned by a pair of former NHL players.
Nurse on lam after assault conviction committed professional misconduct: college

Nurse on lam after assault conviction committed professional misconduct: college

James Edward Christie fled Canada in 2017 during the appeal of his convictions for assaulting three elderly Vancouver Island residents.
Killing of Vancouver Island mother a case of mistaken identity, court hears

Killing of Vancouver Island mother a case of mistaken identity, court hears

The killer mistook the victim for the girlfriend of a man he was angry with for kicking him out of his home.
Three-year prison sentence for man who 'mowed down' police officer

Three-year prison sentence for man who 'mowed down' police officer

Victoria police officer was thrown about 15 feet by car and suffered a 'gross deformity to his right shoulder'
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