Category Archives: Personal

REMEMBERING MY GRANDFATHER HENDERSON A WWI VETERAN ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WARS ARMISTICE

More than 620,000 men and women served Canada during the 1st World War, an amazing contribution from a population of just eight million citizens. The Canadian Army stationed on the western front in France had a reputation as “shock troops”, soldiers who would carry out the hard fighting and fulfill objectives. (The post below was … Continue reading REMEMBERING MY GRANDFATHER HENDERSON A WWI VETERAN ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WARS ARMISTICE

Homage to Barcelona

Exclusive: Like many separatist movements, the push for Catalonian independence from Spain results from a mix of historic grievances, cultural pride and economic challenges, as war correspondent Don North describes. By Don North Before embarking for a visit to Barcelona, the hotbed of Catalonian independence, I was disappointed to find little historical analysis about the enigma … Continue reading Homage to Barcelona

The Dangerous Business of Journalism

As information warfare becomes a hotter topic, journalists have become bigger targets for repression and even assassination, a troubling trend that is spreading across the globe, reports veteran war correspondent Don North. November 7, 2017 By Don North Amid a surge in violence against journalists, two Paris-based press-freedom organizations have launched a project aimed at … Continue reading The Dangerous Business of Journalism