It’s been half a year since I started working at 570 News. In the day-to-day rush, you rarely have time to look back on the stories you’ve covered, but it’s nice to do when you get the chance. Here are some of my favourites:
July: Women in region’s tech industry look to close gender gap
This story came about on the heels of a study that listed Waterloo Region as the worst place for women to live in Canada. I was curious about what steps were being taken towards a solution, and given Kitchener-Waterloo is a tech community, I spoke with a number of women about the challenges of the tech industry and how they’re working to close the gender gap in their field.
September: Guelph family one step closer to life-changing surgery for son
I first covered the family in the summertime, as they were starting to receive donations for their son Bentley’s surgery. It’s a touching story, and it was especially memorable to hear from Bentley’s father after they were able to raise enough money to go forward with the surgery.
October: Hometown Hockey’s a hit in Kitchener
It’s pretty cool seeing downtown Kitchener full of people having a good time. Hometown Hockey brought out the crowds, and it was a great weekend of weather, too. Getting to speak with Darryl Sittler, Paul Coffey, and Ron MacLean was a neat opportunity.
November: “Black students’ lives matter:” U of G students stand in solidarity with Mizzou and Yale
A lot of students showed up to the rally, and I was one of the few reporters there to tell the story. Hearing students’ experiences of being black on campus was powerful and will stay with me.