Skip to content
Join our Newsletter
Join our Newsletter
Jack Knox

Jack Knox

Jack Knox is an award-losing columnist with the Victoria Times Colonist. Since joining the Times Colonist in 1988, Jack has worked as a copy editor, city editor, editorial writer and editorial page editor. Prior to that he was an editor and reporter at newspapers in Campbell River, Regina and Kamloops.

As a journalist he has debated policy with prime ministers and premiers, and has interviewed a murderer in his cell. He liked the murderer. Career highlights include being blasted with blowhole spray by Luna the whale (it tasted like fish), interviewing a porn movie star in the nude (her, not him) and getting a phone call from Barack Obama four days before he (Obama, not Jack) was elected president.

He is the author of three books, two of which were nominated for the Leacock Medal for Humour.

Email
jknox@timescolonist.com

Recent Work by Jack

Jack Knox: Resolutions: If at first you don't succeed, why keep trying?

Jack Knox: Resolutions: If at first you don't succeed, why keep trying?

Most of us have a tough time sticking to our resolutions for a new year, from losing weight to being a better human.
Jack Knox: Happy New Year, but watch that drunk-driving U-turn

Jack Knox: Happy New Year, but watch that drunk-driving U-turn

Survey finds number of Canadians who admit to drinking and driving has increased
Jack Knox: Money in, money out: What you’ll see in 2023

Jack Knox: Money in, money out: What you’ll see in 2023

Here are a few of the changes to rules, taxes, rates and fees that might affect you in 2023, from ICBC to the new B.C. Family Benefit.
Jack Knox: 22 non-COVID stories of 2022

Jack Knox: 22 non-COVID stories of 2022

From the Saanich shootout to picklebrawl, this was the year post-pandemic life got moving again, in good ways and bad.
Jack Knox: Unshovelled sidewalks and the lessons of a turkey lunch

Jack Knox: Unshovelled sidewalks and the lessons of a turkey lunch

As you may have noticed, compliance with municipal bylaws requiring residents and business owners to clear the walks adjoining their properties is pretty hit and miss.
Jack Knox: Going Three Stooges for our fellow Canuckleheads

Jack Knox: Going Three Stooges for our fellow Canuckleheads

What better time than the solstice to offer the rest of the country the spectacle of Victorians wringing their hands at the kind of weather people in Calgary equate with the August long weekend?
Jack Knox: Grant helps charity help out-of-sight seniors at Christmas

Jack Knox: Grant helps charity help out-of-sight seniors at Christmas

Christmas packages for seniors are being assembled in a corner of the Soap for Hope Canada warehouse in Vic West.
Jack Knox: Car trunk turkey and other holiday budget tips

Jack Knox: Car trunk turkey and other holiday budget tips

Best to work within a budget when planning holiday spending given this year’s inflation. With that in mind, here are some guidelines to follow.
Jack Knox: No, a pet under the Christmas tree is not a good surprise

Jack Knox: No, a pet under the Christmas tree is not a good surprise

As impulse buys, pets rank up there with time-shares as long-term commitments their owners might rue. Witness the number of people surrendering their pandemic pets.
Jack Knox: Running the gauntlet of outstretched hands at Christmas

Jack Knox: Running the gauntlet of outstretched hands at Christmas

Some days, going shopping during the holidays is like running a gauntlet of outstretched beggar bowls.
push icon
Be the first to read breaking stories. Enable push notifications on your device. Disable anytime.
No thanks