Sarah Cox

B.C. bureau lead

Sarah Cox is an award-winning journalist and author based in Victoria, B.C. She has been covering energy and environmental politics for The Narwhal since 2016. In 2002, Sarah won the Environmental and Climate Change Award given out by the Science Media Centre of Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists. In 2021, Sarah’s investigative reporting on the Site C dam won the World Press Freedom Prize and the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Jackman Award for excellence in journalism. She shared a 2021 Gold Digital Publishing Award with her colleagues at The Narwhal for the series Carbon Cache and is also the recipient of two Western Magazine Awards. Sarah is the author of the 2018 book Breaching the Peace: The Site C Dam and a Valley’s Stand Against Big Hydro. The book won a B.C. Book Prize and was a finalist for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. Sarah has a MA in political science from York University, where she studied comparative politics and economic development. When she’s not writing for The Narwhal you can find her enjoying nature with a pack on her back or a paddle in her hands.

Stories by Sarah Cox

The Narwhal’s reporters uncover energy stories that send shockwaves throughout Canada. But they can’t do it alone — we still need to add 90 new members this month to meet our budget. Will you support crucial climate reporting that makes an impact?
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The Narwhal’s reporters uncover energy stories that send shockwaves throughout Canada. But they can’t do it alone — we still need to add 90 new members this month to meet our budget. Will you support crucial climate reporting that makes an impact?