Category: Editorial

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

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

A Vigil for the 215 Children Discovered

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 Read More

Beluga whales!

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. Read More

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