Brett Simester has struggled to balance a normal life with daily, uncontrollable seizures for nearly three decades. Now in his 40s, a rare and expensive surgery could change his life – but is he ready?

As featured on Canada’s Absolutely Ottawaon the CBC.

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Reaping what they sow: Canadian mining companies abroad

Canadian mining companies are striking it rich in developing countries — but complaints of human rights abuses and environmental damage belie promises of good corporate citizenship. A landmark court case against Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc. by indigenous Guatemalan plaintiffs may mean that misbehaving companies can be sued in Canada for crimes committed at their subsidiaries.

Lucia, Lago Izabel, Guatemala

Click image to view magazine-style piece, which was originally submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Journalism from Carleton University.

The ancient art of glass blowing

Flo Glass Blowing studio is unique in Ottawa, using time-tested technology that has been handed down since Roman times. Take a virtual class.


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To his own drum – Jordan Gauthier

Jordan Gauthier is a Nepean-born punk rock drummer who also crafts his own line of drum kits for such up-and-coming bands as the Arkells. Step into his workshop.


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