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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

Precipitation still at a deficit as B.C. nears 2024 wildfire season

Precipitation still at a deficit as B.C. nears 2024 wildfire season

90 ‘holdover’ wildfires from the 2023 season and still burning in the province
Petition calls for vomit bags in all taxis, ride-hailing after fatal B.C. crash

Petition calls for vomit bags in all taxis, ride-hailing after fatal B.C. crash

Transportation Ministry says it is looking into the suggestion
B.C. cop who drove in wrong lane during chase-turned-crash cleared of wrongdoing

B.C. cop who drove in wrong lane during chase-turned-crash cleared of wrongdoing

The driver of the suspect vehicle had several fractures and cuts to his ear, scalp
Fire that burned B.C. school to the ground was human caused: Police

Fire that burned B.C. school to the ground was human caused: Police

Hazel Trembath Elementary in Port Coquitlam was destroyed in a fire on Oct. 14, 2023
B.C. RCMP warn of bank card scam where fraudsters show up at your door

B.C. RCMP warn of bank card scam where fraudsters show up at your door

2 victims are out thousands of dollars each, Burnaby RCMP say
Nearly 200 people died of toxic drug overdoses in 1st month of 2024

Nearly 200 people died of toxic drug overdoses in 1st month of 2024

70% of those who died were between 30 and 59 years old
Stray cat recovers from leg amputation after being found in Burnaby

Stray cat recovers from leg amputation after being found in Burnaby

BC SPCA staff suspect he was hit by a car
B.C. Budget 2024 doesn’t go far enough for children, youth: Representative

B.C. Budget 2024 doesn’t go far enough for children, youth: Representative

Children, their families telling her ‘very loudly’ that more was expected: Jennifer Charlesworth
B.C. mom foils child-luring Snapchat suspect’s planned park meetup

B.C. mom foils child-luring Snapchat suspect’s planned park meetup

Richmond RCMP says there could be more victims, asks them to come forward
B.C. RCMP find break-and-enter suspect sleeping on couch

B.C. RCMP find break-and-enter suspect sleeping on couch

The man made his way through the neighbourhood, even asking one homeowner to call 911
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