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Larry Powell

Award-winning journalist

Larry Powell is a veteran, award-winning journalist in Neepawa, Manitoba. He specializes in stories about agriculture, the environment and human rights.

For decades, he worked for radio and TV stations in western Canada. Most of his career was with the CBC, both as an employee and later as a freelancer.

In 1986, the Centre for Investigative Journalism chose his radio documentary about high cancer rates among uranium miners in northern Saskatchewan as the best in the country that year. In 1990, he worked with a team of reporters at CBC Regina on a radio series documenting the lives and cultures of aboriginal people in Saskatchewan. Entitled “A People Apart,” it received the B’Nai Brith award for human rights broadcasting. Currently, Larry writes for various online and print publications, including "The Dominion - News From the Grassroots" and the Journal “Alternatives - Canada's Environmental Voice." He publishes the blog, PathsLessTravelled.com.