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Jane Skrypnek

A journalist with Black Press Media since 2020, I spent my first two years digging into community news in Victoria before moving on to my current provincial reporting role, based in Vancouver. I also worked as a summer staffer for The Globe and Mail in 2023.
I grew up in Alberta, in a small town located between Calgary and the Rocky Mountains, did my journalism degree at Carleton University in Ottawa and spent a year in Quebec before heading out to B.C.

Email
jane.skrypnek@blackpress.ca

Recent Work by Jane

Vehicle crashes killed 331 British Columbians in 2023: Coroner

Vehicle crashes killed 331 British Columbians in 2023: Coroner

Pedestrians were most likely to die during November and December, while other road users faced highest risk in summer months
B.C. RCMP condemn drivers still speeding in wake of series of fatal crashes

B.C. RCMP condemn drivers still speeding in wake of series of fatal crashes

At least 20 people killed in crashes in B.C. since July 5
B.C. police watchdog now has power to investigate systemic misconduct issues

B.C. police watchdog now has power to investigate systemic misconduct issues

Change allows OPCC to probe pervasive problems, rather than handling every complaint against an officer individually
B.C. just rolled out more plastic waste rules. Here’s what you need to know

B.C. just rolled out more plastic waste rules. Here’s what you need to know

Businesses can no longer offer plastic bags and must charge a minimum for other options
Volcanoes pose a rare but real risk in B.C. – and no one is monitoring them

Volcanoes pose a rare but real risk in B.C. – and no one is monitoring them

Mount Garibaldi, situated mere kilometres from Squamish, poses the greatest potential threat
Heat wave highlights rural B.C.'s ongoing, pervasive ER closure problem

Heat wave highlights rural B.C.'s ongoing, pervasive ER closure problem

Residents in some smaller B.C. communities regularly have to travel elsewhere for emergency care
B.C. asks for out-of-province help as wildfire season heats up

B.C. asks for out-of-province help as wildfire season heats up

Emergency Management Minister says heat waves, drought conditions could worsen situation soon
B.C. teacher reprimanded over discriminatory jokes, offensive remarks

B.C. teacher reprimanded over discriminatory jokes, offensive remarks

Bruce David Russell singled out international and racialized students on multiple occasions
Families of Indigenous people killed by police call for B.C. public inquiry

Families of Indigenous people killed by police call for B.C. public inquiry

Monday marks the 3rd anniversary of the death of Jared Lowndes
Rescue of intoxicated cliff jumper from B.C. canyon prompts safety warning

Rescue of intoxicated cliff jumper from B.C. canyon prompts safety warning

Rescue came just three days after a man drowned to death at Lynn Canyon
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