Solutions

Summary Solutions journalism is a shift in how media covers the world. It focuses on what the news misses most often: how people are trying to solve problems and what we can learn from their successes or failures. Dispatches endeavours to take this approach to story...

Hunger for Survival

Summary 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. A cover story for Equinox, a...

Hell’s Waiting Room

Summary Reported for Maclean’s, a Canadian weekly newsmagazine at a time when journalists were not allowed to enter the Chechen republic. Hell’s Waiting Room by Bramwell Ryan Beating the drums of peace in Chechnya |The smell of rancid meat piled on a...

Wild and free

A pandemic-related Canadian story about food security Summary Laura Reeves is a botanist and advocate of gathering free food especially in cities. The foraging workshops she offers through her company – Prairie Shore Botanicals – are on hold due to...

Resolute

HOME Resolute Best to turn away   Hollow eyes. In an impossibly remote village in Nicaragua an 18-year-old widower was explaining how his pregnant wife was swept to her death when Hurricane Mitch parked its fury overhead. His hurt literally stole his voice away....

Back to the future | Hank Venema on Lake Winnipeg

Like a lot of engineers Hank Venema is forceful, loud and outgoing. And on the day we spoke in his office in downtown Winnipeg he was restless too. As a water resources engineer with a doctorate in systems design engineering it’s busy at the environmental consulting...