Entries by David

William Prince: Hard Truths & Timeless Songs

Juno Award-winning songwriter’s hard truths make his latest recording timeless By David McPherson Reliever: a noun meaning something or someone that relieves pain, distress, or difficulty. Long before he won a Juno for Contemporary Roots Album of  the Year, and left side hustles behind to work full time as a musician, William Prince dreamed of a different calling. […]

CARLY PARADIS: MAKING EPIC MUSIC OF THE HUMAN CONDITION

CARLY PARADIS: MAKING EPIC MUSIC OF THE HUMAN CONDITION Story by David McPherson | January 15, 2020 The touchstones of our lives often present themselves when we least expect them. These messages from the universe remind us that the journey we’re on is the right path. Songwriter Carly Paradis recently received one such sign. The […]

DECISION-MAKERS: MUSIC PUBLISHER VIVIAN BARCLAY

DECISION-MAKERS: MUSIC PUBLISHER VIVIAN BARCLAY Story by David McPherson | February 28, 2020 Just like the rest of the music industry, the publishing business today is a lot more fluid than it used to be. Where the role of the music publisher once focused mostly on getting synchs (or placements) for songs in a variety […]

History in the making at Hamilton Golf and Country Club

History in the making at Hamilton Golf and Country Club Hamilton Golf and Country Club, host to this June’s RBC Canadian Open, has a storied past, a bright future and a veteran superintendent leading the way.  April 2019 | David McPherson  Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster, Ontario, should be at its greenest glory June 6-9 […]

Church conversions pave the path for renewal

Church conversions pave the path for renewal DAVID MCPHERSONSPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 24, 2019  Historically, communities have been built around churches. Now, the latest real estate trend is flipping this formula and turning these historical buildings into neighbourhood hubs. Over the past few decades, church conversions have taken place in most major […]

New student residence solves space and usage issues at Hamilton’s McMaster University

New student residence solves space and usage issues at Hamilton’s McMaster University DAVID MCPHERSONSPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 3, 2019  On a recent morning in late August, suitcases spilled from minivans as a steady stream of first-year McMaster University students arrived on campus. Some were apprehensive of what lay ahead, while others couldn’t […]