freelance journalist
 

Breaking news

Union Station flooding shuts subway

There will be no TTC rush-hour service at Union Station after major flooding this afternoon

Toronto Star ・June 1, 2012

 

Elliot Lake mall roof collapses

A section of the rooftop parking lot of the Algo Centre in Elliot Lake gave way around 2 p.m. after years of stability issues

Toronto Star ・June 24, 2012

 

Don Jail flood sends sewage across 50-bed unit

Don Jail inmates said a flood began around 9 a.m. when an out-of-service toilet leaked on the south side of a range

Toronto Star ・October 17, 2012

 

Crime

Man charged with making child pornography, counselling others

A Toronto man faces charges after police say he made child pornography and counselled someone “to commit an indictable act on a young person”

Toronto Star ・May 2, 2013

 

Man stabbed to death in shower by intruder during Toronto home invasion

A man was stabbed to death Thursday night in his North York apartment as he was getting out of the shower, Toronto police say.

Toronto Star ・April 26, 2013

 

Dog dies in hot car at Vaughan Mills mall parking lot

Two people are under investigation after a young dog was found dead in a Vaughan parking lot Sunday afternoon

Toronto Star ・June 10, 2012

 

Toronto couple in Ecuador taken hostage in violent robbery (co-authored)

A Toronto couple is recovering in Ecuador after being assaulted and robbed

Toronto Star ・March 13, 2012

 

Live-blogging

In addition to reporting daytime breaking news, I regularly worked overnight shifts spanning midnight to 8 a.m., live-blogging crime, weather and traffic. Here are some examples:

 

Weather

Weather reporting is not compelling stuff, but I've been trained to report on different angles: