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Globe and Mail: Sacred Waters

"To truly understand the wonders of Cambodia's Angkor Wat, follow the river that shaped its history" My first journey to Cambodia had some twists and turns. My mission to follow the sacred rivers of Angkor from their source to their mouth became this feature story for the Globe and Mail.

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Radiotonic: Arctic Sound, Lost and Found

While cruising the Northwest Passage, Jennifer sought out the sounds of her environment and found a friend who helped her connect back to the land outside the window.

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Banff Centre Radio: A Mighty Force of Nature

Jennifer Kingsley revisits the bear attacks that shook Banff National Park in 1980 when The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek was on the move.

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Cottage Life: Beyond the Honeybee

Scientists, farmers, and beekeepers are paying attention. Now that the world's most infamous insecticides are turning up in lakes, you should too.

A Mighty Force of Nature

I'm back in Banff this week for the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, so I wanted to post a documentary I made at the centre with the guidance of radio super hero Dick Miller. It's about bear attacks and the search for a memory. Click through to listen.

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Illustration Collaboration

Byron Eggenschwiler and I have collaborated again on a story for Cottage Life magazine. This time, we explore what happens when a lake awakes in spring

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Nieman Foundation recognizes “The Whale’s Choice”

In December 2013, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University chose "The Whale's Choice" as a top pick of the year in their "Best of Narrative" list. Click through to learn about the list and the line-up.

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up here: The Hungriest Holiday

"During a grim yuletide on Great Slave Lake, a team of starving explorers yearn for the gift of survival." This is the story of George Back's first Christmas as commander of an Arctic expedition. Appointed by the British Admiralty, he was tasked with finding the Thlew-ee-choh, now called the Back River, and following it to the Arctic coast.

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Third Coast: The Whale’s Choice

It's official: I have crossed the border. This is my American debut. My audio documentary, The Whale's Choice, has been picked up and featured by the Third Coast International Audio Festival. Click through to LISTEN and read my interview with Third Coast's Artistic Director, Julie Shapiro.

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CBC In Town and Out: Mississippi River

The Mississippi River Canoe Route is one of the oldest recreational canoe routes in Canada, but it doesn't get very much use these days. In the last 20 years, it has fallen out of favour in the paddling community, though little along the river has changed. Mike O'Mally and Alex Broadbent are hoping to put this paddler's paradise back on the map. Click through to the full post for an audio link to this story from CBC's In Town and Out.

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Cottage Life: Birds Nests

This story is on newsstands this month and explores the nesting habits of nine easily identified bird species including Ruby-throated hummingbirds, Grey jays and Belted kingfishers. Want to know who uses caterpillar cocoons in their nests? Read on . . .

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CBC In Town and Out: Finding a Garden

Now that the ground is thawing, gardeners are coming out in force. For those who have a green thumb but no land to use it in, how do you find a garden of your own? That was the focus of last week's story for CBC Ottawa's In Town and Out. Host Giacomo Panico and I talk about community gardening and land sharing, and we touch on some of the community benefits of public gardens. Click through to the full post for an audio link.

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Cottage Life: How the Nest was Done

When our cottage neighbours decide to build something new, we usually know about it, but we may not be aware of the avian real estate development that happens every spring. This story explores the nesting habits of nine easily identified bird species including Ruby-throated hummingbirds, Grey jays and Belted kingfishers. Want to know who uses caterpillar cocoons?

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CBC In Town and Out: Backyard Maple Syrup

Fulton's had their first Backyard Sugar Makers' Workshop this past weekend, and I went ahead to meet to owners for a crash course on DIY maple syrup making. My story aired on CBC's In Town and Out on Saturday, February 15, 2013. Click through to the full post for an audio link.

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The Coastal Spectator: The Sweet Assorted

Another book review is up on The Coastal Spectator. This time, I took a journey with Jim Christy through a old tin of memorabilia he has been saving for decades. The book has an interesting form and some great stories, and it makes you think about importance of memories and souvenirs.