Western Canadian Town Evacuated As Wildfire Crosses Over From US

"An evacuation order for the Canadian town of Osoyoos and its surrounding district in the province of British Columbia had been issued late Saturday night due to an out-of-control wildfire that has crossed the border from the U.S. state of Washington."

Source: Reuters, 07/31/2023

"Canada Releases Framework To Phase Out Inefficient Fossil Fuel Subsidies"

"Canada on Monday released a framework for eliminating inefficient fossil fuel subsidies, making it the first G20 country to deliver on a 2009 commitment to rationalise and phase out government support for the sector."

Source: Reuters, 07/25/2023

Pitching High and Tight — An Independent Journalist Finds Success

In her early days, freelancer Gloria Dickie aimed high, pitching her dream publication first, as well as offering newsier stories and short features instead of long-form. The formula worked, leading to assignments, a book project and a prestigious staff job. Freelance Files Co-Editor Christine Woodside spoke with Dickie about the lessons of a life as an independent. Plus, a BookShelf review of “Eight Bears” by a fellow bear connoisseur.

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August 10, 2023

DEADLINE: Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship

Early-career journalists: apply for a nine-month fellowship with Durham University including undertaking an investigative project from inside a newsroom in London, New York or Toronto. Includes mentoring by editors at Reuters or other media partners, stipend and access to University resources. Apply by Aug 10, 2023.

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