I bounced around community newspapers, starting at the Powell River Peak in 2004, then the Digby (NS) Courier, News/North and the Yellowknifer in, uh, Yellowknife, then Nunavut News/North in Iqaluit, before moving over to Nunatsiaq News in 2007. I did a bunch of freelance stuff from Iqaluit, mostly for Up Here and Up Here Business, but also occasionally for the Globe and Mail and Canadian Press from time to time. Some of my Nunatsiaq stuff also ended up in Postmedia (nee CanWest News Service) papers, following a copy-sharing agreement, which I personally negotiated over the phone in about five minutes. To this day, I love how half-assed that agreement, which still stands, was.
In the fall of 2011, Up Here Business made me an offer I couldn’t refuse, and my better half and I packed up our stuff and shipped it, at staggering expense, from Iqaluit to Yellowknife, where I worked as the associate editor and later managing editor until August of 2014. Now, I live in Dawson City, Yukon where I work as a freelancer. I write about politics, transportation, mining, energy, business and economics, all with a North-of-60 focus. If you’d like to hire me to write for you, my full resume is here.