Hamilton Spectator

When things are important, it’s important to speak up. Words are the most powerful tool we have to make people think and inspire them to act. On the issue of climate change, action is urgently needed. For Earth Day, I authored an op-ed for the Hamilton Spectator about climate change, farming, food and the future. … More Hamilton Spectator

Banko Creative Studio

There are many ways to tell a story. Banko Creative Studio has been bringing stories to life since 1996. Photography and video, marketing and advertising, web and social media, strategy and execution. The Banko team uses their diverse skills to create unique solutions that “inspire and amaze, sell and pique curiosity, compel tears and ignite … More Banko Creative Studio

Atkins + Van Groll

You know a lot. You’ve built your career over decades. You’ve studied for years. Maybe you’ve literally written the book in your particular area of expertise. That was the case for Raymond Van Groll. As an engineer with more than 30 years of experience, Raymond specializes in mid-rise structural buildings and light gauge steel construction. … More Atkins + Van Groll

YMCA of Three Rivers

Charities and not-for-profits are special organizations. In their missions, in their everydays, they are working to make life better. Supporting that is a fulfilling task. The YMCA is one of the biggest charities in Canada. When five Ys joined together to form the YMCA of Three Rivers, the amalgamation meant updating programs, services and communications … More YMCA of Three Rivers

Steel Design Magazine

Construction is an evolving industry. New techniques and materials are continually being developed to improve efficiency, decrease cost, increase safety, minimize environmental impact and keep up with client demands. Steel is a durable, versatile and constantly advancing material that is helping to meet the changing needs of the building industry. ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading … More Steel Design Magazine

Puslinch Pioneer

Learning about local issues, supporting local businesses, participating in local events and building relationships with the people who share our communities, towns and neighbourhoods connects us more deeply with our homes and enriches our lives. The Puslinch Pioneer, published 10 times a year completely by volunteers, is a community newsletter for residents of Puslinch, Ontario. … More Puslinch Pioneer


Dogs enrich people’s lives. Whether it’s through training challenges that teach both dog and human, the surprising abilities that dogs possess, the unique experiences humans share with their dogs or a myriad of other special moments, dogs are a constant source of inspiration for me and a fascinating topic to write about. As a regular … More ThatMutt.com


Home–whether it’s a farm in the country, a condo in the city, a family-friendly two-storey in the suburbs–is an extremely personal, special place. The experience of finding, buying, renovating, building, decorating and maintaining our homes can be both challenging and rewarding. On homify.ca, I wrote about beautiful homes, discussed trends and showcased architects, designers and … More homify.ca