Overstory Media Group

Capital Daily

Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaFounded in 2019Trust Project news partner since

Capital Daily is an independent, daily news site reporting investigative, explanatory news and analysis in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Through its website and newsletter, Capital Daily reports on community news, politics, business, crime and more for local audience and interested readers abroad. 

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Capital Daily

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Capital Daily tells hyper-local stories and tries to do it with a national level of care. It covers politics, crime, real estate, development, housing, health, environment and business, all with a direct tie to the Capital Region District and the people who live there. Capital Daily's secondary beats include sports, history, travel, transportation, infrastructure, wellness and lifestyle. The publication's overarching mandate includes investigative and longform stories, in-depth reporting, community spotlights, daily news residents can use, as well as hard-hitting exposés.   


The Capital Daily team commits to journalism that is accurate, fair and complete where each journalist is expected to act with honesty, transparency and independence, including from conflicts of interest.

Ownership & Funding

Capital Daily is part of a group of publications owned by Overstory Media Inc., which is a privately owned Canadian company with major shareholders Andrew Wilkinson and Farhan Mohamed. The publication is funded through advertising that appears newsletters and its membership program. Additional funding comes from supported editorial that appears on the website and is clearly labelled as such. Capital Daily is a Qualified Canadian Journalism Organization which allows it to receive tax credits for journalists' salaries. It has also received grants from programs through the Canadian Periodical Fund, Meta Accelerator Groups, Journalists for Human Rights and The Society of Environmental Journalists. 

Diverse Voices

Capital Daily wants to hear from different ethnic, civic and business groups in the communities it serves. As a news organization, it seeks to include views from all segments of the population and make room in its coverage to include the interests of minorities and majorities, those with power and those without it, and holders of disparate and conflicting views. Capital Daily avoids stereotypes and doesn't refer to a person’s race, religion, sexual orientation, gender self-identification or physical ability unless it is pertinent to the story. 


Capital Daily commits to telling readers when an error has been made, the magnitude of the error and the correct information, as quickly as possible. This commitment and transparency is applicable to small errors as well as large, to short news summaries as well as large features.

Its policy states that when mistakes are identified, whether in fact or in context, and regardless of the platform, they are corrected promptly in every location they appeared, and in a transparent manner, acknowledging the manner of the error. When a correction has been published, it is indicated in a note at the bottom of the page, which includes what the original error was and the date of when the change was made.

Unnamed Sources

Capital Daily will normally identify sources of information, but may use unnamed sources when there is a clear and pressing reason to protect anonymity, the material gained from the confidential source is of strong public interest and there is no other reasonable way to obtain the information. Sources must be attributed unless given explicit authorization by the managing editor. Such authorization is only given in situations where a source’s safety or employment is at risk, or they would otherwise be in legal jeopardy, and where the source’s information can be corroborated. 

The publication will also avoid pseudonyms, but when their use is essential and the guidelines above are met, readers will be informed. When unnamed sources are used, any vested interest of potential bias on the part of a source must be revealed. Capital Daily will independently corroborate facts if obtained from an unnamed source, and they do not allow anonymous sources to take cheap shots at individuals or organizations.

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