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.
This day was to consist of me heading out onto the water with an indigenous lobster fishing boat. The day before I spoke with a couple of fishermen about the possibility of going out. I arrived at the harbor where I was invited out by a couple of people from another boat. Having gone out
The first thing you hear is sirens. Is it the fire department? Ambulance? Police? You are a bit drowsy since you are waking up in the middle of the night. It is the fire department driving by with their sirens on. You hear one, two, three go by. At this point, I was kinda awake.
I spent the first night in Saulnierville, waking up every hour on the hour to make sure I didn’t miss anything. A lot of the content of the late-night protests were coming from amateur video and I wanted to make sure I captured it, if it was to happen. It was now Sunday. At this
I had been watching the lobster fishing dispute for some time. There was plenty of content being shared online by Mi’kmaw people as well as some in support of the commercial fishermen. This allowed me to get a real sense of what was going on. My first assignment came in when the West Pubnico lobster
It’s been an incredibly tough week in Nova Scotia for so many. The Vigil last night on CTV & CBC was a heartbreaker. Another heartbreaker for me was definitely the unofficial procession. Usually, for RCMP processions, thousands of people attend. Due to Covid-19, that wasn’t possible. There has been no official announcement but RCMP officers
Imagine you are filling up with gas. All of a sudden you look over and next to you is someone who looks like the shooter. You turn to someone else and say, “hey, doesn’t that look like the shooter?”. Before your partner has a chance to respond, you turn your head back. What you see
A once in a lifetime pandemic (COVID-19) combined with a once in a lifetime shooting is taking place in Nova Scotia currently. On Saturday night multiple raging fires destroyed multiple buildings within the Portapique community in Nova Scotia. A neighbour (doesn’t wish to be identified) of the shooter, Gabriel Wortman, described fireworks happening after as