Posts Tagged ‘news’


August, Australia and Dawson’s Creek

July 29, 2012

Here we are, just days away from August.

Summer starts every year.
And then you have a realization that it is running out.
That’s where I am now.

The season started with some ligaments gone awry. I hoped my ankle would be a quick fix but nearly six weeks later it’s still not close to soccer and volleyball-ready.

As you may have noticed below, we had a pretty spectacular trip to Newfoundland. And the travel doesn’t end there.

Every month of our relationship, Orgle and I have gone somewhere.

At the end of this month, we’re off to Australia. Read the rest of this entry ?


332: Guess who is back on the beat?

November 30, 2011

Vancouver Park Board's Constance Barnes holding a picture of her father MLA Emery Barnes who went on welfare for a month in 1986 and lived in the Downtown Eastside. (November 28th)


A photo, every day, all year. We’re into final weeks here with Andrea Woo.


323: Where have all the reporters gone?

November 21, 2011

iPhone 4 - November 19th


…to cover different mayoralty races.  Election night.


A photo, every day, all year. We’re into final weeks here with Andrea Woo.



Jack Layton, a passionate man

August 22, 2011
Jack Layton

Jack Layton - September 8, 2008

I was on the air when Jack Layton held his final press conference. As Layton walked to the mic, I said to my co-anchor, “he’s dying.” It reminded me of my own grandfather, a strong Albertan from the farm, the last time I saw him. He battled prostate cancer but finally succumbed to bone cancer.

As I watched Layton on screen, I had to turn away but his voice stayed with me. All was not well. I could barely continue reading the newscast afterward.

I believed Layton would be back and fight for Canadians. I wish he was able to do it in person, not in spirit.

My grandfather was lucky. He lived into his 90s. Jack Layton was 61.

“Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world. We can be a better one – a country of greater equality, justice, and opportunity.”  ~Jack Layton’s deathbed letter to Canadians


181: Behind the scenes, Part Deux

July 1, 2011



145: Day to day

May 26, 2011



Five things that stuck with me from Northern Voice 2011 – Day 1

May 13, 2011


1. I’m not scared of public speaking, even without a script. But I am scared of people.

I was part of a panel on Twitter and News. It was the first session of the day, so I really had no idea what Northern Voice was all about. But when I’m in regular social situations, I am painfully shy. I haven’t really met anyone in this first day, unless they approached me, but we still have day two to go.

2. “Don’t use huge image files online if you don’t have to.” Via @acrazychameleon

It makes sense. I guess I figured this whole time that I wanted people to see my pictures in their huge glory. But it also means people can steal them and and their good quality.

3. “Sometimes it takes a writer 1000 words to get there.” “That’s the power of photography.” Via @uncleweed

I just really liked this.

4. People like @aprilfilms inspire me to share what I know.

I’m not a photographer, I’m barely a journalist, I don’t profess to be a social media expert and my web skills are basic – but what I do know can be shared. Now I just have to make the opportunities, or find ones that already exist, to help.

5. “Liberate your pixels!” Via @leahgregg

What has been stopping me from doing fun, creative stuff with my pictures? I don’t know.

Day two of #NV11 to come….