Never Shoot a Stampede Queen: A Rookie Reporter in the Cariboo
Winner of the 2009 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour
The cops wanted to shoot me, my bosses thought I was a Bolshevik, and a local lawyer warned me that some people I was writing about might try to test the strength of my skull with a steel pipe. What more could any young reporter hope for from his first real job?
The night Mark Leiren-Young drove into Williams Lake, Brit...more
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Like he writes, as journalists, we find ourselves in "interesting" situations sometimes. And they can be really funny, whether or not anyone else finds them funny at the moment or later on is up for debate. On the other hand, he doesn't gloss over the bad part of our job; like he said, there are days when he doesn't feel like eating afte ...more
Described by The National Post as “Canada’s go to guy for dolphins, whales and trees,” Mark has also been dubbed "Canada’s greenest writer." Many of his projects feature a green theme, such as his award winning films, The Green Film (a comedy short about going green), and his feature "The Green ...more