Category: Blog

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 Virgil for the 215 Children Discovered

Last Sunday (June 30th) I got a text message about a Virgil 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

Setting Day Eve on PEI

Tonight is setting day eve, where lobster fisherfolk head out in the morning and set their traps. For Islanders this is an exciting day as the lobster fisheries is big part of our economy. For some, they baited their traps & loaded their boats on the weekend. For others, they will wait till the morning Read More

Nova Scotia Shooting Memorial on PEI

My home province of Prince Edward Island set up a display for the Nova Scotia shootings 1-year memorial. The province also did something similar last year however I was unable to attend due to being in 14-day isolation since I was covering the massacre for Reuters. Anyone returning to PEI had to self-isolate for 14 Read More

The Guardian Cover Photo

My hometown paper, The Guardian, selected this cute photo for the cover on today’s paper. Today’s paper also includes some additional photos from the Santa Claus popup photo sessions at the Confederation Court Mall! Be sure to check it out. Read More

20 Memories from 2020

In 2019, I did a 19 photos from 2019 post. So with it being 2020, I figured I would do my 20 memories from 2020. Each photo will come with a complex or brief description of the photo. This list is going to be different than 2019 in the sense that there was only 1 Read More

Santa Claus Photos At Confederation Court Mall

The great folks at the Confederation Court Mall have asked us back once again to host their Santa Claus photos. As we are in a pandemic, physical distancing will be super important! This year, we will be utilizing the text messaging application I had built to ensure minimal lines. The concept is simple: Walk into Read More

Golf Course with a Parking lot in USA & Course in Canada.

There is a golf course in Western New Brunswick that is in a unique situation with COVID-19. The Aroostook Valley Country Club (234 Russell Rd, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742, United States) sits literally on the international border of Canada and the United States. When I write sits on the border, I literally mean it. The Read More

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