In the day-to-day business of broadcast news, deadlines come flying at you, one after another. They can make it pretty difficult to find the poetry in the stories you're trying to tell, but one of our colleagues seemed to accomplish that on a regular basis.

After 35 years of reporting, Rob North is retiring.

From the Westray Mine disaster to odd smells on the Dartmouth waterfront, North added a special touch in crafting every story.

“We deal with so many serious issues. We deal with such difficult things so much of the time, that I’m a great believer in the yin and yang. I think a little bit of silliness and fun is the thing that allows you to get back in with a great deal of sincerity and authenticity and deal with the more serious stories,” he said.​

Click on the audio link as CBC’s Information Morning looks back on his career.