Robert J. Galbraith

Photo-Journalist

Brier Island, June 29, 2018. Storm Front, Wildflowers, Rugose Rose.

March 28, 2015 – Peggy’s Cove. The Famous Cove During An early Spring Snowfall

Feb. 2, 2017 – Montreal. Dorval Airport, Snowy Owl Hunts From Lamp Post

July 10, 2015 – Brier Island. Right and Humpback Whales, Grey Seals

A Guide to the Blue-Green Algae Problem in Quebec

Complete Lack of Government Action Endangering the Public Health and Environment A Commentary by Robert J. Galbraith October 5, 2015 Philipsburg, Quebec, Canada – Over the last three decades, blue-green algae contamination of our waterways has been rapidly spreading across the province, putting the… Continue Reading →

Eastern Townships camp a haven for disabled adults

FRELIGHSBURG — Linda Garand doesn’t have a lot of spare time. In addition to her full-time job with Health Canada, she is a single mom and seven-day-a-week caregiver to her disabled adult son. “Imagine having to take care of a… Continue Reading →

AIR CANADA FLIGHT 624 CRASHES IN HALIFAX CANADA

TO VIEW MORE PHOTOS LOOK AT GALLERIES OR SEE THEM ON MY FLICKR PAGE; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, March 31, 2015—Air Canada Flight 624 Crash Landing—Early Sunday morning (March 29), Air Canada flight 624 (from Toronto) crash-landed about 355 metres… Continue Reading →

THE HUMAN COST OF DE-MINING AFGHANISTAN

THE HUMAN COST OF DE-MINING AFGHANISTAN By Robert J. Galbraith for the Montreal Gazette 10/10/07   Since 1989, sixty percent of Afghanistan had been cleared of landmines, but those mines that remain still take a deadly toll on innocent civilians… Continue Reading →

DEVELOPER IVANHOE-CAMBRIDGE DIDN’T LOOK FOR HOCHELAGA!

An Open Letter: Ivanhoe-Cambridge Didn’t Look For Hochelalga! Ivanhoe-Cambridge are resuming construction on a downtown skyscraper despite agreeing to a moratorium in order to look for remnants of an aboriginal settlement on the site. They based their about-face on the… Continue Reading →

Hockey kids Held Hostage By Montreal Blue Collar Workers – Again

“You Don’t Get Me I’m part of the Union!” (Song by the British group The Strawbs) As most of you know from my last hockey post, the outdoor season ended last Sunday at the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation Bleu Blanc… Continue Reading →

THE SEARCH FOR THE REMAINS OF FRENCH EXPLORER SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN

THE SEARCH FOR THE REMAINS OF FRENCH EXPLORER SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN Story and photos by Robert J. Galbraith. 05/07/05 Quebec City archaeologist, René Lévesque believes he is on the verge of finding the lost burial crypt of Samuel de Champlain… Continue Reading →

FOLLOWING THE TRACKS OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

The Underground Railroad in Philipsburg Quebec Story and Photos by Robert J. Galbraith 2009 Margaret Theodor holds a portrait of her great grandfather, Joseph St. Laurent and grandmother in Alburg, Vermont, USA. The old Methodist Church stands on a grassy… Continue Reading →

THE ACCIDENTAL DISCOVERY OF NORTH AMERICA’S OLDEST FRENCH SETTLEMENT

By Robert J. Galbraith 2008. In October 2005, Quebec City archaeologist Yves Chretien, was conducting what he thought would be a routine archaeological survey on a bluff overlooking the St Lawrence River. But what he found on that cool October… Continue Reading →

Veteran Journalist Robert J. Galbraith Looking for Work in Conflict Zones

Now that I am in top shape from my addiction to outdoor shinny hockey, I am looking at avenues to get me overseas to cover events in Iraq or other neighbouring conflict sites; but the first choice would be the… Continue Reading →

The Mystery of Hochelaga Indian Village

Construction Project Halted at Possible Site of Lost Indian Village of Hochelaga MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA—-In mid-February, 2015, preliminary excavation work was abruptly halted on a new, 27-storey, $200-million-dollar office complex, located in the heart of downtown Montreal. This followed media… Continue Reading →

Beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia

Medford, Nova Scotia, October 6, 2014—These photos were taken during a photos cruise with friend Don McCabe. We visited Canning where we saw carrots spread on fields from a vegetable processing facility, bald eagles also nearby, daisies, Port Williams tidal… Continue Reading →

Montreal Cabot Square Inuit Homeless Survive on the Street

Op-Ed for the Westmount Independent, with photos by Robert J. Galbraith, 06/08/14 Legend has it that when Italian, Giovanni Caboto discovered the Grand Banks of Canada in 1497, the crew dropped wooden buckets over the edge of the ship and… Continue Reading →

The Secret Life of Arctic Whales Unveiled

The Secret Life of Arctic Whales – Extensive Aerial Survey to Count Their Numbers and Distribution  By Robert J. Galbraith for the Montreal Gazette, April 2014    The whale watching season that gets under way next month along Quebec’s North… Continue Reading →

Conservatives to Allow Japanese Whaling Ships Into B.C. Waters

By Robert J. Galbraith April 23, 2014 Rumors are swirling amongst world environmental organizations that Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper has recently spoken with Japanese whale industry representatives about the possibility of them conducting a research program in British Columbia’s… Continue Reading →

Fossils in the Greystones – Westmount’s Half-Billion Years of History

Half-a-billion-years ago, the area of the future City of Westmount lay under an ocean. In fact, at the time, most of the world was under water, and the overall landscape of North America resembled a shallow, warm, tropical sea. There… Continue Reading →

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