Louise Dickson graduated from Queen’s University with an honours degree in history, then worked on Parliament Hill as a researcher for three years. In 1985, she joined the Ottawa Citizen, where she was a feature writer and fitness columnist.
Louise joined the Times Colonist in 1997, specializing in crime and the courts. She has been honoured with three National Newspaper Award nominations.
Louise and her colleagues were awarded the 2010 Justicia Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism for a series on access to information in the B.C. court system. The series also won the 2010 Jack Webster Award for Legal Journalism.
Louise has been nominated for numerous Webster awards, including one for her investigation into B.C.’s Name Act in 2001. The government vowed quick legislative change after Louise revealed there were loopholes that allowed offenders to change their names and leave their criminal records behind.
Louise is the author of six children’s books, including The Kids Guide to Fortune Telling, published by Kids Can Press. She is also co-author of Straight Talk About Kids and Sport, published by the Coaching Association of Canada.