One of Canada’s most popular and prolific writers, Jim Taylor enjoyed an impressive career as columnist and beat reporter in British Columbia. He began his long writing career in Victoria in 1954 and later wrote for The Vancouver Sun, The Province and The Calgary Sun. He eventually became a nationally syndicated sports columnist, author, and broadcaster.
Jim always a held a special interest in the BC Lions and among the many books he penned was Dirty Thirty the biography of Leos receiver Jim Young. He was a member of the Football Reporters of Canada who honoured him in 1989 as well as a member of the Schenley Award selection committee. In 2010, he received the Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award for BC journalism.