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Tom Reissman

Tom Reissmann has directed and produced various travel documentaries set in Africa, Australia and Europe. He has participated in several anthropological studies in Central and South America and studied sustainable Tourism in the UK and Australia. He teaches videography at workshops and presentations held in North America and Europe and has published two travel books and an online course via Great Escape Publishing. He lives in Calgary, Canada and was born in Dresden, Germany in 1975.

Analysis: BC Liberal’s promised ban on grizzly hunting in Great Bear Rainforest met with skepticism

After weeks of negative news coverage regarding its connection to trophy hunters and donations from trophy hunting groups, including the US-based Safari Club International, the BC...

Timeline: how grizzly hunting became a major election issue in B.C.

April 1 marked the beginning of the grizzly hunting season in B.C. and with provincial elections set to be held on May 9 a growing number of organizations and interest groups have weighed in as the...