Writing samples

Examples of newsletter articles and other pieces written by freelance writer Sue Horner.

Community garden movement growing like a weed

Community garden movement growing like a weed

(Published in Niagara Escarpment Views, Spring 2014) A peek over the fence at some of the community gardens taking root along the Niagara Escarpment. Lush green leaves marked the spinach patch beside Chris Hadfield Public School in Milton last year. At least, the...
A ‘suit’able image

A ‘suit’able image

(Published in The Mississauga Business Times)  When Gail Friedlander launched Images That Suit in 1984, career success meant wearing dark suits with enormous shoulder pads. Originally a recruiter and career counsellor, Friedlander had seen the effect image had on job...

Tell-tale toads take to reclaimed land

(Article written for Suncor Energy employee publication) Like the canary in the coal mine signaling air quality, frogs and toads move in when an ecosystem is healthy. “To most people, toads may not be the ‘sexiest’ wildlife species out there,” says Leo Paquin,...
Antiquing is a treasure hunt through time

Antiquing is a treasure hunt through time

(Article published in Escarpment Views magazine.) Debby McLachlan has strict instructions: no big purchases, because her tiny condo is already jam-packed. So we’ve arrived at the Aberfoyle Antique Market about mid-morning, coffee in hand, “just to...
Stanley Grizzle: No ordinary man

Stanley Grizzle: No ordinary man

(Profile of Judge Stanley Grizzle for Via Rail Magazine) A glance at Judge Stanley G. Grizzle’s shoes reveals an impressive shine. This pair happens to be smooth patent leather, but every pair he owns looks almost as glossy. It’s a habit; as a sleeping car...