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Jeremy Hainsworth

Jeremy Hainsworth

Jeremy came to Canada from the U.K. in 1971. He has worked across the media landscape from small-town B.C. newspapers to Vancouver’s big dailies and at The Calgary Herald as senior crime reporter. He has worked with The Canadian Press, Reuters and The Associated Press newswire services and was a Bloomberg News divisional foreign correspondent. A specialist in criminal/legal issues, Jeremy has been a frequent radio and TV news commentator.

Recent Work by Jeremy

B.C. nurse suspended for religious ritual

B.C. nurse suspended for religious ritual

A ritual was performed on an Indigenous person in public without informed consent and consideration of the person's heritage, B.C.’s College of Nurses & Midwives said.
UBCM: Municipal leaders propose increased support for solar panels, water systems

UBCM: Municipal leaders propose increased support for solar panels, water systems

While the province supports heat pumps, there are no equivalent incentives for home and building owners to increase their own supply of renewable energy.
UBCM: Safety regulations sought for those forced to live in RVs

UBCM: Safety regulations sought for those forced to live in RVs

Changes are being sought for the B.C. Building Code, Motor Vehicle Act and Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act to keep those living in RVs safe and healthy.
Keep emergency rooms, ambulances available 24/7, UBCM tells province

Keep emergency rooms, ambulances available 24/7, UBCM tells province

The UBCM says there is a critical need for additional family physicians, emergency room doctors, specialists, paramedics and nurses across the province.
UBCM: Municipalities want big pharma lawsuit cash for opioid response

UBCM: Municipalities want big pharma lawsuit cash for opioid response

Some funds from the Purdue Pharma Canada lawsuit should be routed to local governments to deal with the unintended consequence of the opioid emergency response, UBCM delegates say.
UBCM: Lieutenant-governor supports mental health working group

UBCM: Lieutenant-governor supports mental health working group

"There really are gaps in the mental health system," says the mayor of Coquitlam.
UBCM: B.C. health care in crisis, municipal leaders tell Dix

UBCM: B.C. health care in crisis, municipal leaders tell Dix

"Never has so much been asked of our health-care system," said Health Minister Adrian Dix.
Municipalities' compassionate approach to homelessness draws tears at UBCM

Municipalities' compassionate approach to homelessness draws tears at UBCM

Creating small homes for marginalized people creates greater connection to communities, better health conditions, lower crime rates and employment, say some B.C. mayors.
B.C. man alleges Catholic priest sexual abuse, sues multiple dioceses

B.C. man alleges Catholic priest sexual abuse, sues multiple dioceses

The alleged abuse happened when the man was around 17 years old. According to court documents, the then-teen was allegedly told no one would believe him if he reported the abuse.
UBCM: B.C.'s 911 emergency system to undergo significant change

UBCM: B.C.'s 911 emergency system to undergo significant change

A new 911 system could allow witnesses to send in photos or videos to help responding police officers.