Jane Deacon

Jane Deacon is a reporter with 24 Hours Vancouver. She is formerly the assistant editor of the High River Times. She hails from Kingston, Ont., where she previously worked as the managing editor of a weekly newspaper and magazine group.


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Bird flu spreads to backyard coop

The Fraser Valley avian flu outbreak has hit its first non-commercial site, infecting a small 85-bird operation.

Corinne Lea of the Rio Theatre on East Broadway in Vancouver. (file photo, 24 hours)

Community saves iconic Vancouver sign

Vancouver’s historic Rio Theatre will “keep the lights on” after donations poured in to save its iconic neon sign.

Truckers were on strike in March of this year at Port Metro Vancouver. (FILE PHOTO, 24 HOURS)

Metro Vancouver truckers want new rates

Container truck drivers voted unanimously to strike if rate negotiations with the provincial government aren’t resolved in the new year.

Allan Bosomworth pleaded guilty to one count of secretly observing or recording nudity in a private place. (FILE PHOTO)

Toilet cam planted for ‘secrets’: lawyer

The Vancouver chef who planted a camera in his restaurant’s bathroom was motivated by the thrill of “knowing someone’s secrets” — more so than sexual impulses, according to his lawyer.

Truck drivers held strikes for three weeks earlier this year, shutting down operations at Port Metro Vancouver. (Carmine Marinelli, 24 hours)

Trucking strike looms with new rates

For the second time this year, Vancouver-area ports could be hit with shutdowns as container truck drivers consider another strike.

Sarah Beuhler has resigned as executive director of COPE after $12,500 in campaign donations were undisclosed. (Jane Deacon, 24 hours)

COPE leader resigns

A failure to disclose $12,500 in campaign donations has led the executive director of Vancouver’s Coalition of Progressive Electors to resign.

Plan's to expand Vancouver's free Wi-Fi network are moving forward, with service expected across the city by the spring. The smaller dots indicate community centres, civic facilities and recreation sites. The large red markers indicate potential sites for streetlight-situated sites. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver eyes spring free Wi-Fi launch

The City of Vancouver is set to have free public Wi-Fi at nearly 50 locations city-wide by next spring - including two outdoor hot spots.

A Vancouver teacher has been suspended by the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation. (FOTOLIA)

Vancouver teacher suspended for kissing game

A Vancouver-area teacher disciplined multiple times for inappropriate behaviour — including playing a Valentine’s “kissing game” with students — had her teaching certificate suspended in a recent decision from the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation.

A rendering of how the Site C Dam proposed by BC Hydro will look when completed. (SUBMITTED)

First Nations vow Site C court action

The provincial government has approved the $8.7-billion Site C dam project, with construction on the energy project expected to begin next summer.

A view of a poultry farm under quarantine due to bird flu, or avian influenza. (File photo)

Bird flu spreads to Langley

The Fraser Valley bird flu outbreak has spread to Langley, affecting another 53,000 birds.

Dario Bartoli, 15, died from injuries early Saturday morning after an assault in Surrey, believed to involve four to five individuals. (Photo submitted)

Alcohol likely factor in Surrey death

The death of 15-year-old Surrey teen was likely an “alcohol-fuelled altercation” between two groups, says B.C.’s homicide team.

Despite promises of a wage freeze, TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis earned $29,315 more in pay for a total of $468,015 in 2013. (file photo, 24hours)

TransLink tops 'naughty' spending list

All seven of TransLink’s top executives got a pay raise last year – despite a previous commitment that compensation had been frozen at 2012 levels.