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Mina Kerr-Lazenby, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Mina Kerr-Lazenby, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Mina Kerr-Lazenby is a Local Journalism Initiative Reporter for the North Shore News who covers Indigenous matters and civic affairs.

Mina writes and researches stories that recognize the history, culture and traditions of First Nations communities, in particular the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and Tsleil-Waututh Nation, who reside here on the North Shore.

Mina is originally from the U.K. but moved to Canada from New Zealand in 2022, where she lived and worked for five years as both a senior writer for Denizen magazine and a breaking news reporter and features writer for Stuff NZ.

Her writing spans the worrisome, the weird and the wonderful, with past features touching on everything from crime and climate change to rising music artists and Red Bull Flugtag competitions.

As a big believer in “a person can be two things at once,” Mina is just as invested in the hard news as she is the arts, pop culture, and the odd stuff, and so welcomes tips and questions on the whole gamut.

Email
MKerrLazenby@nsnews.com

Recent Work by Mina

Four cougars spotted hanging out in Deep Cove backyard

Four cougars spotted hanging out in Deep Cove backyard

The four cougars, assumed to be a mother and her kittens, skulked across a North Vancouver resident's backyard before hopping over her garden fence.
Documentary chronicles the power of B.C.'s Indigenous Youth Mountain Bike Program

Documentary chronicles the power of B.C.'s Indigenous Youth Mountain Bike Program

Dirt Relations, making its world premier in the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, explores the connection between mountain biking, reconciliation and healing.
North Shore News film festival announces full lineup

North Shore News film festival announces full lineup

More than 20 films celebrating North Vancouver, West Van and Sea to Sky talent will be showcased at the inaugural Coast Mountain Film Festival, running March 29-April 18
For Better or For Worse comic artist Lynn Johnston ventures into kids books

For Better or For Worse comic artist Lynn Johnston ventures into kids books

Famed North Vancouver cartoonist Lynn Johnston’s new series of kids books follow the adventures of 9-year-old Timothy Bot
Foul smell attributed to incident in north Burnaby

Foul smell attributed to incident in north Burnaby

Residents throughout Metro Vancouver and Burnaby noted a strong chemical odour Sunday morning.
North Vancouver crews work overnight to battle apartment blaze

North Vancouver crews work overnight to battle apartment blaze

Ten firetrucks and 40 firefighters were on hand at the height of the blaze
West Vancouver student dubbed one of the world’s brightest by Johns Hopkins Centre

West Vancouver student dubbed one of the world’s brightest by Johns Hopkins Centre

11-year-old Nicolas Ramirez Taake from West Bay Elementary in West Vancouver has been honoured for his exceptional performance in the Johns Hopkins Talented Youth Talent Search
New study shows how industrial development decimated fish populations near Vancouver

New study shows how industrial development decimated fish populations near Vancouver

Recent historical fisheries records are lacklustre when compared to the abundance once sustained and enjoyed by First Nation’s communities like the Tsleil-Waututh Nation
New Indigenous Justice Centres will empower First Nations, says Squamish Nation's Wilson Williams

New Indigenous Justice Centres will empower First Nations, says Squamish Nation's Wilson Williams

The province is welcoming five new centres offering Indigenous-led legal assistance in Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Surrey and Kelowna
Metro Vancouver's wildlife cameras capture crafty bear and lone grey wolf

Metro Vancouver's wildlife cameras capture crafty bear and lone grey wolf

A black bear going for a scratch is always fun, but the presence of wolves and elk is a welcome surprise for wildlife program monitors.
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