Photo by Jesse Winter

Photo by Jesse Winter

Contact

You can reach me by email at ainsliecruickshank@gmail.com.

I am the environment reporter for the Star Vancouverwhere I balance daily news reporting with longer term projects.

Previously, I worked as general assignment reporter for the Toronto Star, covered Queen's Park for iPolitics, and spent a summer reporting for the Edmonton Journal/Edmonton Sun, while completing my master's research project, which examined the impact of the Yukon's governance structure on First Nations food sovereignty/security.  

I had some of my most memorable journalism experiences during the two and half years I spent as the Whitehorse Star‘s political reporter. In Whitehorse I covered five legislative sittings, two territorial budgets and a host of social issues, including health care, education, food security, First Nations governance, resource extraction, and environmental protection.

Amidst digging into government policies, I also had the opportunity to explore the wilds of Canada’s western-most territory. Stories from the north have taken me white water rafting down the Tatshenshini River with a group of junior rangers, up the Dempster Highway, past the Arctic Circle and into the Northwest Territories with government road crews in February, underground at the Yukon's Minto Mine, and to the Aurora Mountain Farm, just outside Whitehorse, where I spent the day butchering chickens and learning about the importance of local food.