On assignment with D'Arcy
Started the research in March 2014, shortly after the release of my centennial history of the NHL. Made many trips to Montreal to do archival research and to visit sites associated with terrorist acts committed by members of the FLQ.
With the Faryon Bridge in the background. I was at work on Trent University: Celebrating 50 years of Excellence, an official history of the institution where I began my own post-secondary studies. Interviewed students, faculty, administrators and every living president, including the incomparable founding president T.H.B. Symons.
For a Leafs game day skate in February 2013. Finishing up my centennial history of the NHL. Launched the project by interviewing Gary Bettman at NHL headquarters in New York.
Outside the Canadiens dressing room. Bell Centre, Montreal. One of many visits to the Bell Centre to see games, interview active and retired players, coaches, executives, sportswriters, broadcasters and fans.
July 2007: Aboard the M.V. Algomarine, Detroit River, with the City of Detroit in the background. The 730-foot freighter departed Montreal on a 4 1/2-day, 108-hour journey to Thunder Bay via the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway.
November 2006: Las Minitas silver mine, near the city of Durango, in the heart of Mexico. One stop in a 10-day research trip for a Canadian Business special section about Canadian junior mining companies working in Mexico.
August 2002: Mouth of the Columbia River, near Astoria, Oregon, with the Pacific Ocean in the background. The end point of David Thompson’s extraordinary travels in the northwestern interior of the continent between 1784 and 1812.
July 1998: Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan, where Sitting Bull and five thousand desperate Sioux sought refuge after the Battle of the Little Bighorn (a.k.a. Custer’s Last Stand) on June 25, 1876.