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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

Fans call for refunds, transparency after Messi no-show at Vancouver match

Fans call for refunds, transparency after Messi no-show at Vancouver match

Online petition garners nearly 2,300 signatures since May 25 game
Late-season winter storms ‘common’ as B.C. highways see weekend snowfall

Late-season winter storms ‘common’ as B.C. highways see weekend snowfall

Snow tires, chain requirements ended April 30
No campfire ban going into the long weekend, but BC Wildfire is monitoring

No campfire ban going into the long weekend, but BC Wildfire is monitoring

BC Wildfire Service operations director says British Columbians have heard the warnings
B.C. sex offender gets 10 years for assault on SkyTrain attendant

B.C. sex offender gets 10 years for assault on SkyTrain attendant

Howard Geddes Skelding was released into Surrey in 2020, 11 months before the assault
3 men charged in fentanyl lab investigation by Vancouver police

3 men charged in fentanyl lab investigation by Vancouver police

14-month investigation led to seizure of $7.8M worth of suspected fentanyl, cocaine
Family devastated after chicken stolen from North Vancouver home

Family devastated after chicken stolen from North Vancouver home

CCTV footage shows 2 men entering the coop and snatching Snowflake the chicken
B.C. camp helped teen left with burns on 55% of her body after boat accident

B.C. camp helped teen left with burns on 55% of her body after boat accident

The Hometown Heroes Lottery supports the B.C. Burn Fund and its annual week-long camp
$50K worth of NHL, NFL, other sports memorabilia recovered by B.C. RCMP

$50K worth of NHL, NFL, other sports memorabilia recovered by B.C. RCMP

Stolen items included signed Wayne Gretzky, Magic Johnson jerseys and Muhammad Ali photos
2 wildfires lead to evacuation alerts in northeastern B.C.

2 wildfires lead to evacuation alerts in northeastern B.C.

North Rockies Regional Municipalities issues alerts in Patry and Nogah creek areas
Collaboration key in keeping Canuck viewing parties family-friendly

Collaboration key in keeping Canuck viewing parties family-friendly

Vancouver is planning smaller, neighbourhood gatherings for Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs
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