Colin Graf

Colin Graf is an independent, freelance journalist based in Sarnia, Ont. Over a long career, he has reported on everything from murders, fires, strikes and train derailments to sheep-herding dogs, exploding gas wells and mutant squirrels. He has covered environmental issues in the Sarnia-Aamjiwnaang First Nation area since the emergence of the St. Clair River “blob” in the 1980s, has been featured on CBC Radio, and has published with The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Vice Media, BuzzFeed and several Indigenous news outlets. He was part of a Globe team in 2022 that was nominated for both a National Newspaper Award and a Michener Award for work unveiling dangers from orphan gas wells in Ontario and the lack of government response to gas leaks that led to an explosion in Wheatley that injured 20. When not reporting, he can be found at his other career as an elementary teacher or playing classical guitar.

Stories by Colin Graf

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