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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

Watch: Fugitive from Victoria rescued by U.S. Coast Guard after stolen yacht flips

Watch: Fugitive from Victoria rescued by U.S. Coast Guard after stolen yacht flips

Jericho Wolf Labonte was being sought by Victoria police, only to turn up in Oregon, where he allegedly put a dead fish on the porch of The Goonies house and had to be rescued after the stolen yacht he was on flipped in rough seas.
'Boots on the ground': New caretakers transform Pandora corridor

'Boots on the ground': New caretakers transform Pandora corridor

The 900-block of Pandora Avenue looks a whole lot different since Jimmy Sarasin and Katherine Francis started walking the block, building trust with those struggling with addiction and living on the streets
Alberta family still waiting for answers on why they weren't notified of son's death

Alberta family still waiting for answers on why they weren't notified of son's death

Victoria Police Chief Del Manak phoned the Griers this week to offer his condolences and assure them the file was being reviewed
Oak Bay library to remain closed for up to 12 weeks

Oak Bay library to remain closed for up to 12 weeks

Dust contaminated with asbestos was found in an isolated area of a workroom in late January.
Island man to be extradited to U.S. to face charge of sexually assaulting 13-year-old

Island man to be extradited to U.S. to face charge of sexually assaulting 13-year-old

The state of Utah is seeking extradition to prosecute the man for “continuously” sexually assaulting his stepdaughter between June 2012 and June 2014.
'Our hearts just sank': Alberta family learns of son's death in Victoria through Google search

'Our hearts just sank': Alberta family learns of son's death in Victoria through Google search

After failing to reach his son Scott to wish him a happy birthday, Glen Grier started searching online for his name along with Victoria, B.C. The second hit was Scott's obituary.
Death at 844 Johnson: 'We both knew this building was going to kill him'

Death at 844 Johnson: 'We both knew this building was going to kill him'

In a video shot by his daughter just before Christmas, Jamaal Johnson said it was impossible for him to fight his addictions while living at 844 Johnson. He was right
Oak Bay library branch closed after asbestos-contaminated dust found

Oak Bay library branch closed after asbestos-contaminated dust found

The district will conduct further testing to ensure the safety of staff and the community, says GVPL
Man accused of Tofino murder released on $30,000 bail

Man accused of Tofino murder released on $30,000 bail

Luke Priddle is charged with second-degree murder, robbery and theft of a motor vehicle in connection with the death of a 47-year-old Tofino man two years ago.
Victoria mother gets life sentence for second-degree murder of toddler

Victoria mother gets life sentence for second-degree murder of toddler

Kaela Mehl, who killed her daughter in September 2015 by administering a fatal dose of Zopiclone and smothering her, was previously convicted of first-degree murder but successfully appealed
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