I had the privilege of interviewing some of the world’s most interesting people during my years in print journalism.
Luckily I sold first publication rights only when these stories were originally published and retained copyright, which allows me to post a sampling of old articles here.
A story I wrote about a house in Kingston, Ont. that was home to more than 640 cats. It was a gruelling assignment: I’m terribly allergic to cats!
The area around Toronto has been booming for years, but as this story made clear, there are those not so keen to cheerlead the relentless march of progress.
The CEO of a lottery corporation lost his job because instant-win lottery tickets were flawed. But it turned out the real story was quite something else.
A fun story about the old Ford LTD, the tank-like rear wheel drive colossus that just would’t stop selling.
Canada’s ambassadors seem to do an exceptionally good job of reading the world. History perhaps offers no better example than the remarkable insights of Robert Ford, who fingered Gorbachev as an important historical figure long before anyone had ever heard of him.
Canada’s least glamorous criminal, the grease thief. But it turns out this yellow sludge from the cooking grill is a valuable commodity, subject to back-alley heists.
Initially the Plastic Engine Technology Corp. seemed to be the stuff of small investor dreams. The truth turned out to be different.