Category: Assignments

New Edinburgh lobster pound burns down

A lobster pound that was a highlight of the 2020 Nova Scotia lobster dispute has burnt down with only the shell remaining. When tensions were at their highest during the 2020 lobster dispute, I would visit this plant once every couple of hours to make sure I wasn’t missing anything. The plant was well protected Read More

Canadian Championships: Montreal FC vs Halifax Wanderers

In September, the Halifax Wanderers had a unique opportunity to take on the Montreal FC. The difference being the Montreal FC is from the Major League Soccer (top tier league) and the Halifax Wanderers are from the Canadian Premier League (third tier league). I was in St. John’s and after consulting with the client on Read More

Erin O’Toole comes to the Island to Visit

A couple of days after Justin Trudeau’s visit, the Conservative party leader Erin O’Toole was also on Prince Edward Island. The plane arrived around 330pm and I spent some of the afternoon getting prepared for a new first. Live Filing My images would be live filed, straight from my camera to the amazing editors at Read More

Justin Trudeau’s Election Visit to PEI

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 Read More

2021 Nova Scotia Lobster Dispute

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. Read More

PEI Housing Crisis: Chris & Melinda Boyles

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 Read More

Justin Trudeau Pre-Election Visit

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. Read More

I WON GOLD!

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 Read More

Sir John A MacDonald Statue Removed | National Cover Photos

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 Read More

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