Wolves at the Door

For 20 years Jenny Ryon has entered a secret enclosure in the Nova Scotia wilderness, the only place in the world to observe the full life cycle of wild wolves.Her patience is paying off. Wolves at the Door At the fading of the light Jenny Ryon meets wolves. She first...

Transplant

Transplant In the world of organ donation, there are those who grieve and those who rejoice. “Karen, the hospital in Winnipeg wants you there now!” Unlike most kidney transplant candidates, 30-year-old Karen Genaille didn’t get a dramatic phone call from the hospital...

Hunger for Survival

Hunger for Survival A caribou herd’s nomadic battle to prosper in a punishing land. They have known boom and they have known bust, but most of all, George River caribou – a massive and magical herd – have known the rigours of an endless, epic march. His body half...

Hell’s Waiting Room

Hell’s Waiting Room Beating the drums of peace in Chechnya |The smell of rancid meat piled on a crusty mattress blended with the reek of burning rubber. In the murky light of the two-room cattle shed, the screams of insanity echoed off the splintering, single...

Saving Ridley

See my article, posted today in the Globe and Mail, on efforts to preserve the endangered Ridley Bronze turkey. Margaret Thomson of Wind Rush Farm on Salt Spring Island recently completed her third national census to see how many of the birds survived the Christmas...

Riding the tiger

Last week I finished editing a short video of some friends paddling in Whiteshell Provincial Park. During two trips (spring and fall) to a secret lake (name is withheld because the fishing is so good) we got some cool visuals. This year I’m hoping to do a bit more...