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C-Ville

Local HUD-funded programs to see deep cuts
Mas chef teams up with Schoolyard Garden program
Rebecca’s Natural Food hosts seminar on home-brewing kombucha
Housing symposium examines federal funding pinch

Inquest

A mother mourns her child infront of the RCMP detachment where he died, after the inquest into his death.

A mother mourns her child infront of the RCMP detachment where he died, after the inquest into his death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I covered a Coroners Inquest in 2012 that studied the death of a man who hanged himself in RCMP cells. This assignment was a challenge, as I had to balance the needs of the public to know the information, but also be sensitive to the family. I developed a relationship with them over the course of three days, and ended up getting a beautiful photo at the end of it, of the mother grieving her son in front of the very RCMP detachment where her son died.

Jumbo Glacier

If you are a Kootenay resident, you have an opinion on the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort. This was a difficult story to follow due to the passion on both sides of the issue, and the intricate legislation involved. The day it was finally given the green light, was to say the least, one of the craziest days of my career.

Ktunaxa Say No To Jumbo
B.C. government names appointed council for Jumbo
Ktunaxa launch court challenge to Jumbo decision
NDP MLA questions Bennett’s Jumbo history

Starting over

A man who lost everything in a fire reflects at the site wrapped in his traditional button blanket.

A man who lost everything in a fire reflects at the site wrapped in his traditional button blanket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the aftermath of a fire that levelled four buildings in downtown Cranbrook, there were so many stories to tell. This man’s story of recovery and survival was one of my favourites.

Flathead Valley

This was a complicated series of stories on proposed mining development in the Flathead Valley, which involved government officials in Canada and the United States, and a secret government meeting the media were not invited to. This required an enormous amount of research on the Flathead Valley, the specific areas at risk of mining development and the governments responsible — which on the Canadian side was both the federal and provincial governments. It was also really fun: for an entire day I got out a box of pencil crayons we had at the office for employees’ visiting children, and I drew out and colored a map of the area. You never know what you’re going to get in a day of journalism!

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