DEBORAH JONES: FREE RANGE July, 2002 (originally published by the Toronto Globe and Mail.) The tale of Springer, the spunky orphaned orca, has the superficial tenderness of a Disney flick. Below the surface, however, lurks a film noir: Just what is causing
DEBORAH JONES: FREE RANGE Published Sept. 15, 2001 One by one, 34 great silver birds, blown off-course by Tuesday’s American catastrophe, alight. One by one, 6,000 travellers emerge, to fill Vancouver International Airport with a babel of languages and a multicoloured polyglot
By DEBORAH JONES ZigZagBy James HoustonMcClelland & Stewart, 278 pp. Zigzag is true to its name. An armchair journey through the intriguing life of Canadian artist, author, and bon vivant, James Houston, Zigzag treads a path full of twists and turns. Alas, it meanders, without offering
By Deborah JonesVANCOUVER, Canada, 1995 The star of the adult cartoon The Pink Komkommer’ is a woman snoozing in a rocker. A pot of tea steeps on a nearby table, and a cat and a caged bird look on as domesticity gives
Craig Dobbin’s CHC Helicopters swoops in to buy any rival or fly any mission, including sorties into war-torn Rwanda and the turbulent waters of the North Sea. By Deborah JonesST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland, Canada, 1994 When pilot Richard Barrette signed on with
Nothing – politicians, fame, or drunks – fazes this Canadian Celtic folk band, named group of the year at the 1993 Canadian Country Music Awards By DEBORAH JONESBADDECK, Nova Scotia, Canada 1993 It’s late afternoon on a hot August day, and several
Catherine Callbeck, the first woman to be elected premier of a Canadian province, comes from a world where hard work and attention to duty count for more than easy sound bites — and a lack of charisma may be an asset. By Deborah JonesSUMMERSIDE,
Sci-Fi writer Spider Robinson used to say home was “wherever I plug in my stereo and computer.” To his astonishment it hurts to leave “this cold, grey town, which starves its artists and then imports its art from points west . .