Skimo, baby. It’s on the rise.

This article originally appeared in Maclean’s Magazine on Nov. 24, 2015  By Simon Diotte and Ash Kelly It’s a regular Sunday morning at the base of the Owl’s Head ski centre in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, but one group of skiers stands out from the pack. They’re doing warm-up stretches in Lycra tights—even though it’s freezing…

A vision for accessible media in Canada

This article was originally published in the 2015 Langara Journalism Review. Accessible Media Inc. reporter Gary Steeves stands precariously close to the edge of a dock on Vancouver’s False Creek. He is rehearsing his lines while his guide dog, a six-year-old standard poodle named Bogart, stares distractedly at reflections on the water.  “Vancouver is a…

The journalists are not alright

This article was originally published in the 2015 Langara Journalism Review. The wind carried the smell of death. Bodies lined sidewalks of the Filipino city of Tacloban and filled the beds of cargo trucks while others, still trapped under the rubble, awaited recovery.  “It’s the worst smell in the world, partly because you know what…