June 26, 2009

Head-butt (Toronto, Ontario)

I'm working long days at the Star and loving it. It's great newsroom, the staff photographers are both very nice and extremely talented, and there's much to learn from them, I'm definitely going to sit down and write about it some other time.

In the mean time, here's a picture of Zinedine Zidane, the french soccer legend. He played in Toronto tonight.

And that's a feature picture from Ontario place.

Oh... and I graduated today.

June 19, 2009

Ted's Wife

I found Ted's wife.

(If you're wondering "what the ..."; it's a reference to the TV show How I Met Your Mother)

June 18, 2009

Toronto Star (Toronto, Ontario)

Been keeping busy at the Star. Very busy.

But it's great!

Here's a fresh picture from tonight:

And a photo taken at the airport... just for fun.

June 14, 2009

June 12, 2009

Fallen Soldier Coming Home (Trenton, Ontario)

20-year-old Private Alexandre Péloquin's body was repatriated today. He was the 119th Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan.

These are images gathered during various repatriation ceremonies:

Canadian media went to court over the right to publish images of repatriation ceremonies (many countries don't allow it). Some nay-sayers say they don't care about it claiming they're against the war and the presence of Canada in Afghanistan, but you know what, fuck them. The bottom-line is that parents, spouses and kids have to watch loved ones coming back in metal boxes, and that's a tragedy.

I don't care much about Afghanistan, and if it was up to me, I wouldn't have sent our troops there, but seeing these soldiers (most of them younger than me) coming back at the Trenton base and hearing their families' weeps (that are louder than the large aircraft's engine) can't leave you indifferent.

But people care, every time veterans and other locals gather in Trenton, outside the base, to pay tribute to the fallen ones.

Even more moving is that on every bridge along the Highway of Heroes, hundreds and hundreds of people voluntarily gather to salute the soldiers and their families as they make their way from CFB Trenton to the coroner's office downtown Toronto.