I write my texts in German. But for those who do not understand German, I have a sample story to read. It is one of my favourite stories and I would love to do it all over again because I enjoy flying on a seaplane! The text was published in German in Neue Zürcher Zeitung on September 30, 2006, with the original title “Beaver Cracks” but here is an English translation available. >read the article
Another text in English:
“The Island of Happy Bees”
published in Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich, Switzerland on May 2, 2011
Excerpt from an article published in Neue Zürcher Zeitung, September 18, 2004 (translated into English)
“Planting trees at Archie Creek”
Nominated for the Swiss Media Award for Independent Journalism 2008:
“The ice cap is melting with a huge noise”
The Canadian icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent, Queen of the Arctic, sets course for the fjords and islands of the legendary Northwest Passage.
Published on September 4, 2007, in “Tages-Anzeiger”, Zurich/Switzerland>read the article
“Hundred years of sex”
The geoduck shell shellfish is one of the most extraordinary creatures. The geoduck can only be found in the Northwest Pacific. It has become a sought-after delicacy in Asian restaurants.
Published on March 26, 2008, in Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich/Germany >read the article
“Canada`s tardy apology”
In the Parliament in Ottawa, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologizes for the residential schools.
Published in “Der Standard”, Vienna, on June 11, 2008 >read the article
“Mrs. Karetak`s longing for rest”
Nancy Karetak is Nunavut`s first and only MP in Canada`s parliament in Ottawa. When she was elected about ten years ago, she had no clue what she would get herself into.
Published on February 19, 2008, in Süddeutschen Zeitung, Munich, Germany >read the article
“The end of the Canadian Dream”
Canada is not anymore a paradise for immigrants.
Published on Junly 1, 2008, in Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich, Switzerland >read the article
A week in the life of bush pilots on British Columbia`s coast.
Published in der Neue Zürcher Zeitung on September 30, 2006 >read the article
“The Golden Era is still far from over”
George Vasic, chief enonomist and chief strategist of UBS Securities Canada, about the boom in the Canadian stock market
Published on May 11, 2005, in Finanz und Wirtschaft (Finance and Economy), Zurich, Switzerland >read the article
“Nod with the totem pole”
Native culture as a tourist magnet: On the Queen Charlotte Islands in Canada, the Haida artists open their homes to visitors.
Published on September 20, 2005, in Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, Germany >read the article
In the fall, hundreds of mushroom pickers head off to Western Canada to find the Matsutake – und a fortune.
Published in the November edition of 2003 in “natur + kosmos” >read the article
Many Canadians don`t like their neighbour in the South – to be anti-American boosts their sense of national identity.
Published in Süddeutsche Zeitung on November 27, 2004 >read the article
“Tree planting on Archie Creek”
The hard work of young Canadians who plant trees in clear cuts.
Published in Neue Zürcher Zeitung on September 18, 2004
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“Dream made out of water and a lot of air”
In the nineties, euphoria for Ballard Power`s fuel cells seemed boundless. Meanwhile scepticism engrosses the environmentally friendly technology.
Published in edition 27/ 2004 in “Börse Online” >read the article
“Sealskin coats are fashionable again”
Sealskin coats enhance the figure better than other fur coats. That is why sealskin coats are again much in demand.
Published in Tages-Anzeiger on January, 26, 2005 >read the article
“A former refugee becomes the official representative of the British Crown”
Personality of the day: Michaelle Jean.
Published in “Der Standard” (Vienna, Austria) on August 13, 2005 >read the article
“Mysterious dances with a terrible ending”
Authorities in Canada are investigating after several deaths of people occurred who participated in native initiation ceremonies.
Published on September 5, 2005, in Süddeutschen Zeitung. Munich, Germany >read the article
“To come to power through love”
How the daughter of a billionaire makes Canadian politics glamorous.
Published in Süddeutsche Zeitung on June, 3, 2005 >read the article
“Louise the advocate for human rights”
Louise Arbour wants to fight for the rights of the most vulnerable. The Canadian ex-prosecutor of Milosevic in Den Haag was appointed United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Published in the edition 5/2004 in EMMA magazine, Germany >read the article
“From accountant to billionaire”
Jim Balsillie, CEO of Research in Motion, struggles with patent issues.
Published in Süddeutschen Zeitung on August 22., 2005 >read the article