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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: In B.C., working from anywhere no longer a remote idea

Jack Knox: In B.C., working from anywhere no longer a remote idea

Working remotely, really remotely, isn’t really that new.
Jack Knox: Port Alice moves on from mill, but public still paying

Jack Knox: Port Alice moves on from mill, but public still paying

After the mill closed, the province was on the hook for the cleanup. The Environment Ministry estimates it will have spent more than $90 million on the site by the end of this fiscal year.
Jack Knox: Phone scammer a 'dream job' that takes patience

Jack Knox: Phone scammer a 'dream job' that takes patience

It’s hard enough to keep your cool when providing tech support to someone you love, so imagine trying to hold it together while robbing a stranger. Really, you’d have to be a saint.
Jack Knox: A punk legend's advice for new city councillors

Jack Knox: A punk legend's advice for new city councillors

Punk legend by night, city councillor by day, Joe Keithley has plenty of tips for council newcomers, including this one: Disagreements are fine, but confrontation won’t get you far.
Jack Knox: Benedict Cumberbatch brings Empress apology letter to London stage

Jack Knox: Benedict Cumberbatch brings Empress apology letter to London stage

The actor read the letter recounting an infamous event involving pepperoni, seagulls and an Empress hotel room at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall as part of a charity event
Jack Knox: Sending handmade love through the Victoria-Ukraine pipeline

Jack Knox: Sending handmade love through the Victoria-Ukraine pipeline

The Compassionate Resource Warehouse has filled 13 40-foot shipping containers with aid from Vancouver Island to help Ukrainians.
Jack Knox: How would you feel about becoming a lighthouse keeper?

Jack Knox: How would you feel about becoming a lighthouse keeper?

Even with a reduced number of light stations, it hasn’t been easy to find people to live/work at them.
Jack Knox: After almost 105 years of life, a kind gesture remembered

Jack Knox: After almost 105 years of life, a kind gesture remembered

Lew Duddridge died Jan. 4. It was a good life, his wife Hilda says, made better along the way by the kindness of others.
Jack Knox: Empress reigns on haunted-hotel list thanks to Lizzie the chambermaid — among others

Jack Knox: Empress reigns on haunted-hotel list thanks to Lizzie the chambermaid — among others

Every so often someone will sense a presence, or feel a room suddenly turn cold. There are even stories of a woman in starched white cap and apron passing right through a wall.
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.
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