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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

U.S. ‘mass surveillance’ company challenges B.C. privacy watchdog order

U.S. ‘mass surveillance’ company challenges B.C. privacy watchdog order

A U.S. company is suing B.C.'s information and privacy commissioner, saying orders against it are unreasonable and unenforceable as B.C laws do not apply to it.
Two men face murder, manslaughter charges in Vancouver shooting

Two men face murder, manslaughter charges in Vancouver shooting

Two men facing multiple charges including murder and manslaughter in connection with a shooting death in a Vancouver Downtown Eastside Hotel will go to a preliminary hearing
Vancouver syringe assault nets one day in jail

Vancouver syringe assault nets one day in jail

A First Nations man who pleaded guilty to assault for brandishing a syringe at two Vancouver security guards will be allowed to keep his knife as he uses it for carving.
Mental health problems more than double chance of opioid abuse: StatsCan

Mental health problems more than double chance of opioid abuse: StatsCan

Pain management has primarily relied on prescription opioids for treatment and has contributed to the development of Canada’s opioid crisis, new research from Statistics Canada shows.
B.C. police beefing up anti-gang forces due to Metro Vancouver gun deaths

B.C. police beefing up anti-gang forces due to Metro Vancouver gun deaths

In the wake of a wave of gun-related crimes across Metro Vancouver, senior RCMP officials say the force and local police departments have expanded anti-gang enforcement teams
Gastown homicide trial could be shortened, judge told

Gastown homicide trial could be shortened, judge told

Vancouver lawyers continue to work on admissions of fact in the case of a man charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault in the stabbing death of one man and the wounding of another
Surrey murder, indignity to human remains case moving to Vancouver court

Surrey murder, indignity to human remains case moving to Vancouver court

Three men are charged variously with murder, offering an indignity to human remains or accessory to murder in connection with the death of Bhavkiran Dhesi, 19. Her remains were found in a burned out vehicle in Surrey in 2017.
'I would have pleaded guilty': B.C. teen appeals not criminally responsible convictions

'I would have pleaded guilty': B.C. teen appeals not criminally responsible convictions

"Instead, I would have pleaded guilty in order to get a normal youth sentence that would be guaranteed to end, even if it meant I had to go to jail for a while."
Hearings begin for B.C. men accused in US-Canada drug trafficking probe

Hearings begin for B.C. men accused in US-Canada drug trafficking probe

The group is accused of moving drugs across B.C., Washington and California.
Vancouver double homicide preliminary hearing gets underway

Vancouver double homicide preliminary hearing gets underway

Joseph Rodney Holland, facing double-homicide charges, appeared by video Jan. 18 for the start of his preliminary hearing in Vancouver Provincial Court.