Saturday, 31 May 2008

Gordo & The Bear

Ian Harvey, former longtime colleague of Toronto Sun vet Gord Walsh, welcomes the former managing editor to the freelancing fold.

Gord, once a reporter always a reporter, sniffed out the story about a black bear running loose in his Pickering neighborhood and sent off a 500-word report to the Sun's city desk like the old pro he is.

"Did you spot the Special to the Sun from the new Pickering correspondent Gord Walsh?" Ian asked TSF. "Ear to ear coverage on loose bear terrorizing school. Now that's something you don't read every day.

"Welcome to the ranks of freelancing Gord," says Ian, one busy freelancer and a big booster of CEP's Canadian Freelance Union.

TSF seconds that emotion, but Gord is one of those rare and gifted newsmen who should never be allowed to leave the newsroom. Chain him to a desk until he is 90 - and then let him freelance.

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