Author: Dave Makichuk

Dave Makichuk has been a senior copy editor in all sections — news, sports, auto, travel and technology. Directed content and design of the Driving section at both the Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun. Helped create special sections for events such as the World Series, Olympics, Spruce Meadows and NHL playoffs. Former chief copy editor with Myanmar Eleven at Nation Multimedia, Bangkok, and the military & security editor for Asia Times in Hong Kong. Now a columnist with the Western Standard in Alberta and a contributor to and AsiaFinancial. Creator and moderator of "Moscow Rules" intelligence group on Facebook. No fake media awards to speak of, and even if I did, I would drop-kick it through the uprights. Long-time Red Wings, Tigers & Lions fan ... a proud enemy of the state, staunch Alberta separatist and defender of the oppressed.