Over the past eight years, the Georgia Straight has woven itself into my identity.
So it is with mixed feelings that I awoke today—my last day as web editor and technology editor at the Straight.
On one hand, I’m going to miss working alongside the amazing staff of this alt-weekly newspaper. On the other, I’m excited about exploring new opportunities in media and communications.
Naturally, this day has me in a reflective mood.
Looking back, the feature stories that I enjoyed writing the most focused on controversial attempts to remove land from B.C. parks, First Nations’ treaty talks, long-distance hiking trails, gender issues, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and outdoor programs for marginalized women and at-risk students.
However, judging by my most-read articles, you seemed to prefer blog posts about unfollowing people on Twitter, MP Wai Young and the birth of #CPCJesus, the Sea to Summit Trail, sandwich tokens, and marijuana being mailed to Christy Clark.
One thing I’ve loved about being a journalist is all the photo opportunities that come with the job.
So, as a parting gift, I offer you one last listicle.
Here’s 20 of my favourite photos taken during my time at the Straight.
1. Hawaii Five-0
2. Welcome to Vancouver 2010
3. Breaking news
4. I think they got the message
5. Nuthin' but a G thang
6. The flag, the flag, the flag is on fire
7. Piece of cake
8. Going to the birds
9. I am Canadian
10. It's just an Orange Crush
11. Hug it out
12. Off-duty cop
14. True lies
15. Chopped liver
16. Forest fire
17. Free Willy
18. First is the worst, second is the best
19. They may take our trees, but they'll never...
20. Have you heard of Katimavik?