Jennifer J. Hanson was born in and grew up in North Bay. Her favourite colour is purple, her favourite movie is The Color Purple, and her favourite M&Ms are the red ones. She is a Leo with a “fiery attitude and a short leash.” While she generally likes going to the movies, she sometimes finds the whole experience uncomfortable but necessary, like doing an oil change in a rain storm.





Jeff Hurley is currently in Indonesia, studying the migration habits of box turtles.





Darren D. MacDonald is a local filmmaker from Northern Ontario, best known for an Award Winning film you most likely haven’t seen. Darren enjoys filming, writing, music, and procrastinating. When Darren is not flexing his creative muscles, he spends his time being underemployed.





Nora D. Shadsworth wears many hats including freelance journalist, kombucha brewer, bearded dragon breeder, dumpster diver, and reiki and crystals teacher. Currently on sabbatical from most media and politics, Shadsworth divides her time between her heritage home steps away from the Laurier Woods and a small cabin on Wasi Lake, near Powassan.




Rusty “Scoops” McGraw has been working the news beat in North Bay for 30 years now. Keeps his cards close to his chest. The less you know the better.





Philip St. George is an avid cyclist, cook, and cryologist, which is why he moved to North Bay from Tennessee six years ago. You might see him cycling around town, buying fresh ingredients, or stuffing snow into a chicken. His favourite artist is Elvis, who St. George hopes to see live someday.




XIII. A writer. An editor. An artist. A musician. A batman. A rocket man (burning fuses in solitude). A philanthropist. A friend. A hero. A zero. A mathlete. Just some guy/gal. A professor. A wearer of hats. None of it matters because XIII is mainly here to edit Darren’s articles.