If He’s Here, Let Me Find Him, Maisonneuve, Nov. 21, 2017
Perry Sebastian, Jr. was last seen just after Christmas 2011. His family is one of many along BC’s Highway of Tears seeking answers.
A War Across the River, Harvard Review, July 16, 2015
In 2011, as a political crisis in Ivory Coast threatened to descend into war, hundreds of thousands of refugees were driven from their homes into neighboring Liberia, a small, sparsely populated West African nation that is one of the world’s poorest. In the remote border village of Butuo, an estimated 40,000 people flooded in almost overnight. This is the story of one night in Butuo, Liberia, in the spring of 2011.
Adrift: How a stricken, fuel-laden cargo ship nearly ran aground on Canada’s west
coast, The Tyee, Jan. 12, 2015
Last October, a Russian cargo ship carrying hundreds of tonnes of bunker fuel lost power and drifted toward British Columbia’s west coast. Disaster was averted when a Canadian Coast Guard vessel managed to pull it away from shore. In this exclusive feature, journalist Jessica McDiarmid recreates the dramatic hours — on land and sea — as rescue vessels raced toward the stricken ship.
Toxic chemicals, crude oil, radioactive material ride the rails through Toronto,
Toronto Star, April 26, 2014
Trains trundling through the heart of Toronto are carrying millions of litres of crude oil along with radioactive material, explosives and some of the most toxic chemicals on earth.
All along the pipeline: A journey down Enbridge’s Line 9, Toronto Star, Jan. 17, 2014
It has flowed quietly beneath our feet for nearly 40 years, carrying the oil used to power our lives. But a plan to reverse and increase the flow of oil in Line 9 has thrust the 30-inch pipeline into the spotlight, sparking fears of catastrophe, and promises of prosperity.
Yesterday’s child soldiers struggle to fit into Liberian society, Toronto Star, Dec. 21, 2010
The Liberian child soldier of the 1990s has grey hair now. He has two children, eight-year-old twins, who don’t go to school. He wants someone to take them who could give them a chance to live a good life. He has no home, nowhere to sleep, and every morning when he gets up, he goes to beg or steal in order to get something to eat. He is 32 years old. His name is Marcus Gibson. He wants out.