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Jane Skrypnek

I'm a provincial reporter for Black Press Media after starting as a community reporter in Greater Victoria.

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Recent Work by Jane

Interest in wildfire fighting triples ahead of 2024 season: BC Wildfire

Interest in wildfire fighting triples ahead of 2024 season: BC Wildfire

Despite over 2,000 applicants, service says it only needs about 200 to fill out its team
B.C.’s failure to address isolation of jailed youth an ‘embarrassment’: report

B.C.’s failure to address isolation of jailed youth an ‘embarrassment’: report

Ombudsperson says B.C. has implemented just 3 of 26 recommendations made in 2021
B.C. jail guard accused of 200 sex assaults in class-action against province

B.C. jail guard accused of 200 sex assaults in class-action against province

Proposed lawsuit says B.C. failed to do anything about the assaults while they occurred for 2 decades
B.C. signs agreement recognizing Haida Nation’s title over Haida Gwaii

B.C. signs agreement recognizing Haida Nation’s title over Haida Gwaii

First-of-its-kind agreement affirms Nation’s right over region, but not power over private land
B.C. design students invent objects for kids living with trauma in Sudan

B.C. design students invent objects for kids living with trauma in Sudan

Creations to make their way from Emily Carr classroom to South Sudan refugee camp
Free counselling cut for non-status residential school survivors in B.C.

Free counselling cut for non-status residential school survivors in B.C.

Health authority says mental health care only offered to those with First Nations status going forward
B.C. investigating 2 Metro Vancouver overpass strikes in 2 days

B.C. investigating 2 Metro Vancouver overpass strikes in 2 days

Stanley Park pedestrian overpass hit on Monday, George Massey Tunnel struck on Tuesday
Overdose prevention device saved 29 lives in B.C. in last year, maker says

Overdose prevention device saved 29 lives in B.C. in last year, maker says

LifeguardLite allows supportive housing residents to notify staff and 911 if drug ingestion goes wrong
B.C. approves use of new Taser for all police agencies

B.C. approves use of new Taser for all police agencies

Taser 7 model allows for second shot without reload, shorter distance shooting option
Mother orca dies after becoming beached on northern Vancouver Island

Mother orca dies after becoming beached on northern Vancouver Island

Community members attempted to save the whale, but couldn’t get her back in the water in time
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