Jimmy Thomson is a reporter focusing on the environment. He is based in Victoria, BC, where he is the managing editor of Capital Daily.
‘Extremely Troubling’: Internal Docs Show Turmoil in Canadian Gov’t Following Fisheries Harassment Investigations
Freedom of Information documents reveal that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has created a suite of new policies and is spending millions on modernization in wake of whistleblowers speaking up.
Four women who worked on the front lines of fisheries monitoring in Canada, often alone on a boat full of men, allege their jobs were a hellish grind of sexual harassment, assault, intimidation, and threats.
A new report by an environmental group says most ships are not honouring the government's request they slow down to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale.
"We were busy dealing with a life-altering pandemic, and this couple just strolls off the plane like cartoon characters," said First Nations chief Dana Tizya-Tramm.
The good times are over for now thanks to new laws.
In Coast Salish culture, burial sites are places for the dead, separate from villages, which only specific caretakers could visit.
The Former Owner of a Chain of Canadian Novelty Stores is Building His House on an Aboriginal Burial Ground
Hundreds of protesters descended on the rock off Ganges, Salt Spring Island, concerned that the aboriginal burial cairns on Grace Islet are being desecrated by the construction of a 3,000 square-foot home by an Edmonton man, Barry Slawsky, former owner...
They say they’ve been let down by a Department of Fisheries and Oceans policy decision to restrict their ability to culture geoducks.
The Chemainus First Nation say they’ve been let down by a recent Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) policy decision to restrict their ability to culture geoducks, a hugely valuable clam species that is already harvested commercially in the area.
With multiple oil sands pipelines worth several billion dollars in development in BC right now, a local environmental group is trying to launch a referendum that would allow its citizens to have approval on their construction. They're organizing...
Earlier this year reports that the once historic Lyubov Orlova cruise ship was infested with cannibal rats and nearing the coast of England dominated British tabloids. Here, Jimmy Thomson recounts a weekend he spent trapped aboard the rugged...