About the Project


Kim Bolan SMALLAward-winning investigative reporter Kim Bolan covers gangs and organized crime for The Vancouver Sun, where she has worked since 1984. She also runs the popular anti-gang blog The Real Scoop.

Bolan has covered the biggest criminal cases in B.C. history, from the Air India bombing to serial killer Robert Pickton, to the Surrey Six gangland slaying.

Her work over the years has taken her to wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central America and repeatedly to northern India to expose the roots of Canadian Sikh extremism and investigate the Air India bombing. Her book on the bombing, “Loss of Faith: How the Air India Bombers Got Away with Murder,” won the Dafoe Book Prize and was a finalist for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize and the Edna Staebler Award.

Bolan has won or been shortlisted for more than 25 provincial, national and international journalism awards during her career.


HA_knockerKim Bolan was first contacted by police agent Micheal Plante in June 2010 about a possible interview. He had followed her articles for years and said he felt confident she would do justice to his story about becoming a police agent and infiltrating the East End chapter of the Hells Angels.

It would take another two and a half years for the unprecedented E-Pandora case to conclude, freeing Plante to finally tell his story. In late 2012, Plante sat down with Bolan to tell his incredible story.


Kim Bolan – Reporter
Carol Volkart – Series Editor
Adam Foster – Website Developer, PNG Digital
Mark Yuen – Videographer
Kate Bird – Archive Research, PNG Library