- The Afghan families fleeing a second country in six months
- Drake to Guy Laliberté; how wealthy Canadians travelled during COVID-19
- How Bitcoin’s carbon footprint could be offset by blockchain’s green applications
- Speaking with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
- PPE litter – the other ‘plague’
- Worshipping in a pandemic
- Brexit: The End of the Beginning
- Apple Maps’ Crimea border shift highlights role of online map providers in defining statehood
- When covering a story changes the story
- Is flight shaming the next climate change conversation?
Category Archives: WRITING
Drake to Guy Laliberté; how wealthy Canadians travelled during COVID-19
Speaking with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
My interview with Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who is in exile in Lithuania.
She speaks about her husband’s incarceration, life in exile, and Canada’s support for the opposition movement.
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Apple Maps’ Crimea border shift highlights role of online map providers in defining statehood
Tech giant Apple recently changed the borders of Crimea for users of Apple Maps in Russia.
The border shift is highlighting the role of online map providers, including Google and Microsoft, in defining accepted international frontiers and sovereignty.
Read more here: http://globalnews.ca/news/6306941/apple-maps-crimea-statehood/
Normandy school renamed after New Brunswick D-Day hero
How a Normandy village chose to recognise the bravery of Canadian solider Pte. Louis Valmont Roy on D-Day. His sister and nephew travelled from Canada to unveil the new school name, 75 years after the soldier’s death.
Watch the full story here: https://globalnews.ca/news/5367370/normandy-school-renamed-new-brunswick-d-day-hero/
The Irvings: Whitegate refinery’s secretive new owners
At first glance, Cork would seem the perfect place for the Irving family to get their feet wet on the eastern side of the Atlantic.
Irving Oil’s home city of Saint John (not to be confused with St John’s, Newfoundland) lies on the southern coast of the small Canadian province of New Brunswick.
Saint John often plays second fiddle to the provincial capital of Fredericton, and it has its own distinctive character, climate and attitude.
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The Brexit effect on Ireland
My last assignment for CBC News after seven years with Canada’s national broadcaster. Below are the radio file and a link to the written piece.
Two sisters with the same name meet for the very first time
It was a rare privilege to witness such a powerful moment.
Watch the video and read their story here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/sisters-reunion-fredericton-south-africa-1.3642701
Cannabis makes up 22% of veteran drug payments
More than one-fifth of the money paid to veterans by the federal government for prescribed drugs in the fiscal year 2015-16 went toward medical cannabis. That’s up from just 0.5 per cent in 2013-14.
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Mother calls for province to start publicizing teacher discipline
Two mothers say their children had to move schools after the result of a teacher discipline case was not made public.
Read here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/oromocto-teacher-discipline-secret-1.3587223