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CIGI MEDIA PANEL
In June 2013, Greg was a panelist in Caught in the Headlines: Everyday Voices in World News, a discussion at the Center for InternationalAM Governance Innovation that looked at how journalists elicit “people stories” to tell the news about world-shaking events.
He shared the stage with TVO’s Steve Paikin, the National Post’s Stewart Bell, the CBC’s Laura Lynch, and The Globe and Mail’s Doug Saunders.
RETURN TO HAITI
In March 2011, Greg returned to Port au Prince, Haiti for the Waterloo Region Record. He documented the progress of a small, publicly-funded hospital still struggling to meet patients’ demands two years after the country’s devastating earthquake.
HELP FOR HAITI
In March 2010, Greg Mercer traveled to Port au Prince, Haiti for the Waterloo Region Record. He documented work done by a team of Canadians from St. Mary’s hospital in Kitchener to help the earthquake-ravaged city.
CORNERED IN THE WARD
They used to dot nearly every block in Guelph’s old Ward neighbourhood. Corner stores were a way of life here, but like in many communities, most of these once-iconic businesses have disappeared. Greg spent a day walking the Ward with a video camera, asking the few business owners left hanging on the same question – what’s happened here?
WAITING ON A RECOVERY
Despite all the declarations the Great Recession is ending, it seems any recovery is a long way from trickling down to those at the very bottom of Waterloo Region’s economy. Local food banks, overnight shelters and soup kitchens say they’re dealing with the biggest crowds they’ve ever seen.
AT THE BLOOD BANK
A brief glimpse at life inside Guelph’s permanent blood donor clinic on Silvercreek Parkway. With a nation-wide shortage of donors, this regular donor asks: why aren’t more people giving? Wally, a 25-time donor from Guelph, let me follow him through the process from start to finish.
K-W HUMANE SOCIETY
In the wake of animal cruelty charges at the Toronto Humane Society, officials at the Kitchener-Waterloo shelter invited a camera in to show how they do things differently. Here, that means elevator music for cats, hospital-grade air exchangers, and each animal’s very own knit blanket.
DID HE SAY PUMPKIN ALE?
Limited edition, seasonal beers have become one of the fastest growing segments at liquor stores in Ontario. They’re showing up on LCBO shelves with ingredients and sometimes-oddball flavours to match the seasons. Greg travelled to Grand River Brewing, a small craft brewery in Cambridge, Ont. to find out more about the popular trend among beer makers.
CANADA’S GREENEST CITY HALL
Cambridge, Ont, spent $30-million building their green city hall. It just might be Canada’s most energy-efficient municipal building. Officials hope it will serve as a model for private sector builders in the area, looking to cash in on this trend in environmentally-friendly offices.