A portfolio of reported news-style pieces, with links.
I report on topics including politics, drug policy, and cannabis—as well as a six-month stint as a general reporter at Metro Ottawa, before our paper closed. Here are some selected pieces.
American Playboy, Instagram star Dan Bilzerian plots a made-in-Canada global cannabis takeover,
NOW Magazine // January 24, 2017
For NOW Magazine, I reported that a deal between Duke Capital, Dan Bilzerian, and the shell of ALQ Gold Corp would bring Bilzerian into the market, a story that we were the first to report.
‘I've had to feel a young man's heartbeat stop’: Supervised injection site organizers take action
metro ottawa // august 24, 2017
Metro dedicated a great deal of time and resources to reporting on the opioid crisis. One of our early scoops in the city was the news that activists were opening an overdose prevention site. For the next two months, we reported regularly on the crisis.
Ottawa could be next in line for Lyft as company gears up for Toronto expansion
Metro ottawa // mnovember 13, 2017
During my time as the city hall reporter at Metro Ottawa, we were the first publication to report that Lyft, the American ride-sharing app, had been lobbying the city government. The city initially did not provide comment, but days later confirmed at committee that they had been in talks with Lyft.