Author

Tori Marlan

Tori's in-depth reporting has been widely published in media outlets in the U.S. and Canada, including The Walrus Magazine and CBC’s The Doc Project. Previously, she was a staff writer for the Chicago Reader, where her stories on the criminal justice system exposed police misconduct, illegal strip searches, and systemic problems with the Chicago Police Department’s staffing practices. After she wrote about the state of Illinois’ refusal to treat a prisoner for Hepatitis C, the Department of Corrections reversed course and began giving him and other prisoners the medical attention they needed. In 2006, she received an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship to write about children in U.S. immigration detention centers.

Health

How Thousands of Canadian Care Home Residents Are Being Sedated With Potentially Deadly Drugs

By Tori Marlan
Jul 19, 2020

In some senior's homes, up to half of all residents have been prescribed potentially dangerous anti-psychotics not for psychosis, but because it makes them easier to handle

Crime

EXCLUSIVE: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How Ignored Warnings at William Head Allowed A Killer to Escape

By Tori Marlan
Jun 13, 2020

Our months-long investigation into the correctional system failures now alleged to have resulted in a Metchosin man murdered in his home

COVID-19

The Avoidable Tragedy: How Canadian Public Health Failed to Curb the Carnage of COVID-19

By Tori Marlan
May 30, 2020

It wasn't inevitable that Canada would see 7,000 dead from COVID-19. This is the story of the missed decisions and ignored warnings of the greatest Canadian public health failure of modern times.

COVID-19

As Death Strikes Coastal First Nations, Communities Talk of "Thwarted" Attempts to Protect Themselves

By Tori Marlan
Apr 25, 2020

Only Alert Bay has been allowed to lock down— but their mayor had to catch the virus first

COVID-19

Nearly A Month Into COVID-19 Emergency, International Travellers Arrived Unchecked at Victoria International

By Tori Marlan
Apr 18, 2020

After arriving from Turkey earlier this week, local woman tells The Capital she encountered no measures whatsoever to enforce self-isolation

COVID-19

The Race to Shelter Victoria’s Homeless Before It’s Too Late

By Tori Marlan
Apr 7, 2020

Victoria has leaned on a policy of impromptu tent cities, which critics say could still be powerful vectors for infectious disease transmission

COVID-19

Toronto Couple Stranded By COVID-19 Alleges Gouging By Car Rental Company

By Tori Marlan
Mar 31, 2020

After a flight cancellation, Paul and Jayne Beurling were quoted $2,000 to shift their dropoff location from Vancouver to Victoria

COVID-19

For Those Who Interact With the Public, Work Nervously Goes On

By Tori Marlan
Mar 23, 2020

A flooring installer tells The Capital that clients with sick people in the house are still trying to bring in crews for scheduled work