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A fledgling company in southern Alberta is sending drone technology originally designed for the military into the sky to take pictures of sugar beets, potatoes and even cattle.
Getting paid to write about gourmet doughnut shops coming to Toronto is awesome. Now I just need one of these places to open in my neighbourhood.
Target was just the beginning. This feature examines the changing retail landscape in Canada as U.S. companies expand north.
I used to work in an open-concept office, so when I overheard my co-worker talking about assigning this out to a freelancer, I offered to write it myself.
Growing up in High River, Alta., I remember Okotoks as the rival town. I returned as an adult and found an economic hot spot in the Foothills.
In researching this 1,100-word snapshot of the Alberta forestry industry, I was amazed at the optimism and resilience from people who, it seems, have had nothing but bad news for the last decade.
I tried to become a Jays fan. Someone even let me in the press box and the dressing room.
A series of bomb threats against a quiet elementary school had parents in the neighbourhood on edge. I hung around playgrounds in the Junction for a couple days, trying to piece everything together. I found a truth stranger than fiction.
Being the sole intern who gets stuck working the weekend shift at the National Post can have its advantages. In this story, the Prime Minister addressed the Canadian Jewish Congress on a Sunday in June. His announcement about anti-terrorism legislation, and my byline, made its way onto the front pages of Canwest papers across the country.
This story about anti-vaccine advocates earned me hate mail for days. I must have done something right.