The Rover with Christopher Curtis

Christopher Curtis
An interactive reporting project led by award-winning journalist Christopher Curtis in collaboration with Ricochet Media. Like all good journalism, this email list will anger the government.
Created 22 Aug 2020
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  • The Rover: Bonus! Sneak peak at a new book
    04 Aug 2021about 2 hours ago • < 1 min read • 5 0
    Rovers! I wrote something for the recently published Montréal: A Citizen’s Guide to Politics. The book is a hard-hitting look at democracy, tenants rights, poverty, climate change and so many facets o...
  • Anishinaabe "still fighting" for Barrière Lake
    30 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 6 0
    RAPID LAKE, QC — Norman Matchewan shooed the dog from under his truck and climbed in. Even with the windows rolled up, we could hear the sound of summer on the rez. Teenage boys took turns ripping dow...
  • The Rover: Hope in a Hard Place
    23 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 19 2
    Shane Hughes emerged from the gutter with a jump in his step. Maybe this was the last time he’d sleep under the highway. Maybe this was the first day of the rest of his life. He cracked a smile. “Hey ...
  • The Rover: I don't believe in black magic or Ronald Reagan
    16 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 0
    The dolls gazed upon us with vacant eyes, taking us in as they waited for the right moment to strike. I don’t believe in black magic, the devil or Ronald Reagan. In my experience, they’re the product ...
  • The Rover: On being a coward
    10 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 17 1
    I replay the attack in my head, conjuring up ways it could have ended differently. In some scenarios, I manage to clinch Gary’s head and thrust my fist into his nose, not hard enough to win the fight ...
  • Cancel Canada Day?
    04 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 10 2
    Hi there. I’m Joseph, a Ricochet intern working with The Rover this summer. Chris is feeling tired this week (too many late-night snacks of cheese) so I’m filling in. I’m that dashing young long-haire...
  • The Rover: Blood on our Hands
    26 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 13 1
    A boy is taken prisoner by the state. They strip him of everything:; his name, the clothes on his back, the locks of hair that flow from his scalp to his shoulders and the words that brought meaning t...
  • The Rover: Get Young or Die Trying
    18 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 6 1
    It took me a long time to get young again. I don’t mean that as some coded reference to my upcoming midlife crisis. While I look forward to buying a Mazda Miata convertible and dousing myself in Axe B...
  • The Rover: it isn't Quebec bashing to call out islamophobia
    11 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 8 1
    For many of us, the terrorist attack in London, Ontario, is already becoming a distant memory. We saw the images on our smartphones and maybe took a few moments to think of the nine-year-old boy who l...
  • If this isn't genocide, what is?
    04 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 12 0
    A school is no place to bury children. Prisons have graveyards. Prisoner of war camps do too. But schools do not. Because if we sent children to a place where they were tortured, starved and slept in ...