Don’t Miss The Newstrain

Last week I had the opportunity to attend Newstrain, a two-day touring journalism workshop aimed towards editors, department heads and other journalism management. If you’re wondering why the only photo I have from the two days is an obscure shot of a printing press, that’s because the event took place at the Toronto Star Press Centre and I was … [Read more...]

McGuinty Stops By To Say Hello

On Thursday night, we ink-stained wretches covering the Vaughan byelection were mildly surprised (but not really) to see the Premier of Ontario arrive with the local Liberal candidate, Steven Del Duca. Because obviously, he had no place being in Kitchener-Waterloo (which was won by the NDP). This made the night a little bit more interesting, and … [Read more...]

Lucky To Be Alive

A few weeks ago I received a call from a colleague who was in a bit of a bind. She needed to get to the east end as soon as possible because she heard there was a big flood, and we were sending out Beaches South Riverdale edition, iirc, to press the same day. This colleague doesn't have a car and it would have taken her a lot longer to get there … [Read more...]

Omar’s Adventures in Kleinburg

Pick up a July edition of Vaughan Today and you'll be transported to the historic Village of Kleinburg. And take my word for it when I say you won't regret the trip. As mentioned in the first (and until now, only) blog post I've written for Multicom Media, I consider myself an astute observer of Vaughan. I don't actually live in the city (I … [Read more...]