Last tuesday morning, I woke up to the news about the passing of a man on the streets of Halifax.
I didn’t think it would be someone I knew, but it was.
A few hours later, I was on the phone, making calls. Spokespersons, friends, editors. I filed and filed and filed report after report about the death of Raymond Taavel for Xtra. You can see some of it here.
I went to the vigil for Taavel, wrote notes, recorded audio, and took photos. I came home and wrote about it that night. This was live, breaking news, and I had to report it, tell it.
The next day, I wrote about the reactions of the people, the businesses and the communitiesthat knew Taavel. I wrote about the man who stands accused of his murder.
I spoke about Taavel in various media channels. I was asked to speak with Radio-Canada stations throughout the maritimes. I spoke about it on Le Téléjournal Acadie.
One week later, there is still more to know. More interviews to file. More to be posted here.