I had been somewhere near Fredericton, New Brunswick listening to some podcast on how an election was anticipated when Reuters photo editor in charge of North America Chris Helgren called giving me a heads-up that an election call was coming on Sunday. Chris is nothing short of amazing. He has kept all the photographers on
The Journey I was in Grand Falls, New Brunswick getting ready to chase a lightning storm when I had an email exchange about covering the Sipekne’katik First Nations launching their own fishery for Reuters. I had 36 hours to make it from the far Western Maritimes to one of the Southern tips of the Maritimes.
Prince Edward Island has been a desirable spot for people to immigrate to. Whether they are coming from Toronto or internationally, the Island has had a flood of newcomers. Between 2019 and 2020, the population had grown 1.5%. When the HST was introduced in 2013, I recall contractors complaining about the lack of work. Also
I am slightly behind on my blog posts as Summer has hit and my visits to other provinces have skyrocketed. Back in July, I was asked to cover Justin Trudeau for Reuters. He was coming to Charlottetown to make an announcement on childcare. We were ushered into École François-Buote where they also have a daycare.
I won gold at the Atlantic Journalism Awards! I also received 2 silver awards for a total of 3 awards out of a possible 6 in total! This is my first time receiving a reward as I don’t usually participate in submissions for awards. To provide some context, I was nominated 3 times for the
Once I heard about Charlottetown City Council voting to remove the Sir John A MacDonald statue, I emailed 5 people from the city asking when the removal would take place. I received 2 responses; A Twitter (Chtown account) direct message and an email from the communications coordinator. “Hi John, this is going to be worked
Last Sunday (June 30th) I got a text message about a Vigil happening the next day (Monday, June 31st) in downtown Charlottetown. It was after the discovery of 215 bodies outside the Kamloops Residential School which had an “enrollment” peaking at 500 “students”. The Indigenous organizers wished to have a small group (due to COVID19
Prince Edward Island is well known for it’s history. Islanders are all too familiar with it being the birthplace of Confederation. It is known for other amazing accomplishments like Anne of Green Gables or the first place in Canada that received the distress signal of the Titanic, amongst others. With COVID19 significantly impacting my travel,
A couple of weeks ago, I was heading towards Souris (Eastern PEI) from Stratford. I had taken a different route going through Fort Augustus and came to the small community of Mount Stewart where there were a lot of people on either side of the road along with cars occupying both sides of the road.