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Jeremy Hainsworth

Jeremy Hainsworth

Jeremy came to Canada from the U.K. in 1971. He has worked across the media landscape from small-town B.C. newspapers to Vancouver’s big dailies and at The Calgary Herald as senior crime reporter. He has worked with The Canadian Press, Reuters and The Associated Press newswire services and was a Bloomberg News divisional foreign correspondent. A specialist in criminal/legal issues, Jeremy has been a frequent radio and TV news commentator.

Recent Work by Jeremy

B.C. court rejects woman's attempt to dismiss $5,700 COVID test fine

B.C. court rejects woman's attempt to dismiss $5,700 COVID test fine

Nora Donahue cited a lack of informed consent, a personal health privacy violation and a constitutional violation as her defence for refusing to take the test.
B.C. municipalities' convention takes aim at housing, health, climate

B.C. municipalities' convention takes aim at housing, health, climate

This year's UBCM conference in Whistler plans to cover major themes, include housing, safety, mental health and addictions, and climate change.
How the Queen's death will affect British Columbians

How the Queen's death will affect British Columbians

Condolence books for British Columbians to sign will be available in Victoria and Vancouver.
Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster's ICBC pirate hat fight deepens

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster's ICBC pirate hat fight deepens

Gary Smith identifies as a Pastafarian, a worldwide religion whose members wear either pasta colanders or a three-cornered hat known as a pirate's tricorn on their heads.
Meet the donkey running for mayor in this B.C. town

Meet the donkey running for mayor in this B.C. town

"Lobo would like to be of assistance helping with the RCMP," caretaker Lorraine O'Connor said.
Vancouver Island dog adoption society loses pet confiscation case

Vancouver Island dog adoption society loses pet confiscation case

Lloyd Hunter won't be getting Luna the dog back. Another family has already adopted her.
Tŝilhqot'in Nation asks B.C. moose hunters to stay home

Tŝilhqot'in Nation asks B.C. moose hunters to stay home

"We need to protect our food sources to protect our families and communities," says the Chief of the Tŝilhqot'in Nation.
ICBC liable for employee's data breach that led to arsons, shootings: court

ICBC liable for employee's data breach that led to arsons, shootings: court

Candy Elaine Rheaume was paid $25 per name for information given to an acquaintance involved in the drug trade.
B.C. scuba diver fined $12,000 for getting too close to orcas

B.C. scuba diver fined $12,000 for getting too close to orcas

Fishery officers said the man's commercial vessel had attempted to motor ahead of a killer whale pod several times, a practice known as "leap-frogging."
Vancouver moms hang purple sashes to remember children lost to overdose

Vancouver moms hang purple sashes to remember children lost to overdose

Deb Bailey lost her daughter Ola just a few days before Christmas in 2015. "We look like we're fine but we're missing a chunk," she says.