Hello there,




Hello there,

What’s up, I’m Joel. 

I’m a writer, journalist, photographer, and now blogger.

Currently, I’m the editor with The Oshawa Express newspaper, an experience that has turned me into the 2015 Reporter of the Year within the Ontario Community Newspaper Association and won me multiple awards for feature writing, education writing and investigative reporting. 

I’ve been published in countless magazines and publications including the hippest community newspaper in Kitchener-Waterloo The Community Edition, Golf Canada Magazine, Ontario Sailor and Active Senior’s Digest.  

I also write fiction, having several short stories under my belt and I’m currently working on my second novel. 

However, my start in writing was in journals, when I was barely a teenager. I loved writing about the exploits of my three brothers and I (something I still love to do). 

In this journal and blog I will share with you my passions for all the things listed above, along with my love for the outdoors, travel and living a happy life. 

I work hard, really hard, and it’s my unwavering belief that in the end, hard work pays off. I hope my work inspires you to perhaps adopt the same philosophy. 

Thanks for checking in. 


Get in touch!



  1. Kline
    January 18, 2015 @ 1:33 am

    Hey Joel,

    Give me a shout… my email should be attached to this comment (I think). When I saw on your twitter that you’re working on a novel it reminded me that I had a bunch of old final projects from when I taught Writer’s Craft at Forest. Lo and behold, I have something you wrote in 2007! I can send it to you. Blast from the past. It’s great that you’re working in the field and doing some writing!



  2. Jason
    September 2, 2016 @ 11:29 am

    Hi Joel,

    I’d like to get in touch with you about a story I’m writing for a student-run newspaper for a Canadian University.

    Hope to hear from you.



  3. Philip Weller
    January 2, 2017 @ 11:59 pm

    Joel. my name is Phil Weller. I live @ 1501 Connery Crescent Oshawa. The reason I’m leaving this reply is to inform you a public meeting concerning the Maurac Lands. they are up to be rezoned.
    This is a public meeting on January 16 @ 6:30
    Council Chambers Oshawa City Hall
    50 Centre St. S.
    I’m with a committee called Save Our View.
    Thank you for your time

    Phil Weller


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