Conor Mihell Environment Adventure

Environmental reporting, adventure travel journalism, search engine-optimized web copy and other writing services

I’m an award-winning freelance writer based in northern Ontario specializing in environmental and outdoor adventure. My passion is communicating about humans’ interaction with the natural world. I’ve reported on topics ranging from the environmental impacts of mining to urban adventures, powerboat maintenance to ecological interactions. CONTACT ME for accurate, insightful journalism, catchy, search engine-optimized web writing, press releases, marketing copy and sharp report-writing and editing services.

* Winner of a 2013 Northern Lights Award for Travel Journalism

* GOLD 2012 National Magazine Awards (Sports and Recreation)

* Winner of a 2010 Northern Lights Award for Travel Journalism (1st Place, independent journalist, magazine)

* Finalist–2011 Ontario Travel Summit Best Travel Journalism Award

* Author of The Greatest Lake: Stories from Lake Superior’s North Shore (2012, Dundurn Press)

Listen to an interview with Conor Mihell on WTIP, northern Minnesota radio.

“Rescue on Highway 63″

“Rescue on Highway 63″

Reader’s Digest Canada, August 2014 The Drama in Real Life column is a long-time favourite amongst Reader’s Digest faithful. As a writer, it has been a wonderful honour and challenge to report on how brushes with death can change lives and create lifetime bonds.

“Nature as Nurture”

“Nature as Nurture”

Cottage Life, July 2014 You don’t have to tell me that spending time in the outdoors is therapeutic. But I was curious to learn more, and wrote about it for Cottage Life magazine. A condensed version of this inspiring story was reprinted in the October 2014 issue of Reader’s Digest.

“Rough Waters”

“Rough Waters”

The Walrus, April 2014 The discontinuation of Royalex, a popular material used in the construction of canoes, promises big changes for paddlers. I investigated the history of Royalex and what it has meant to the contemporary exploration of the Canadian North in this short story.

“Listen to the Land”

“Listen to the Land”

ON Nature, Spring 2014 My feature about a 24-day canoe trip on Northern Ontario’s Attawapiskat River graced the cover of ON Nature magazine. The story brings back many great memories of experiencing a rich natural and cultural environment that rests on the precipice of change.

“10 Secrets to Better Boat Buying”

“10 Secrets to Better Boat Buying”

Cottage Life, May 2013 I’ve been fortunate to write a number of how-to stories for Cottage Life magazine’s annual boating issue. This story polled a handful of experts for unlikely buying tips. It was a finalist in the 2013 Canadian National Magazine Awards (where Cottage Life won the prestigious title of Magazine of the Year).

“The Island that Time Forgot”

“The Island that Time Forgot”

Cottage Life, June 2013 Cockburn Island is a forgotten island set between Canada and the United States in Lake Huron’s North Channel. When I visited it on assignment for Cottage Life magazine, I discovered a strange and mysterious idyll where time stands still.

“Death on the Great Lakes”

“Death on the Great Lakes”

ON Nature, Spring 2012 In the fall of 2011 I reported on a massive outbreak of botulism that killed thousands of resident and migrating ducks and sea birds in the southern Great Lakes. Turns out, the deadly impacts could become more common as climate change progresses.