Amy Smith


After spending more than a decade as a reporter covering the Nova Scotia legislature, Amy Smith joined CBC News in 2009 as host for CBC Nova Scotia News as well as Atlantic Tonight at 11. She can be reached at or on Twitter @amysmithcbc

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N.S. opera singer receives 3rd Grammy nomination

Nova Scotia opera singer Barbara Hannigan is celebrating this week after earning her third Grammy nomination.

Century-old murals marred by Halifax Explosion painstakingly restored

It's unclear why the murals were covered with white paint in the 1950s, but the art conservator working on the restoration says Saint Mary's Cathedral Basilica sustained quite a bit of damage during the Halifax Explosion in 1917. She hopes to have the work finished by Christmas.

Dal dentistry prof shares sweet tooth on The Great Canadian Baking Show

Sachin Seth, assistant professor at the faculty of dentistry at Dalhousie University, sees a parallel between his occupation and his passion for making desserts. He's on season two of The Great Canadian Baking Show, which premieres Wednesday at 8 p.m. AT on CBC.

N.S. equestrian hopes to ride out Hurricane Florence at N.C. competition

New Glasgow native Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu is competing at the World Equestrian Games four hours inland from coastal North Carolina.

How a library card launched George Elliott Clarke's literary career

When Canada's former parliamentary poet laureate was eight, his mother took him to the newly opened public library in Halifax's north end. He was handed a library card, opening him up to the world of Shakespeare, Ezra Pound and Langston Hughes.

The 'ordinary man' who died for strangers when Mont-Blanc exploded

Faced with a choice to run for safety or risk his life to save people bound for Halifax, the dispatcher put others first.

Public encouraged to help create sculptures destined for Flanders Fields

The Coming World Remember Me project has created 550,000 sculptures that will be placed an area known as "no man's land" outside the Belgian municipality of Ypres.

Legal age for marijuana use should be 21, say top public health officials

Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health made presentation to House of Commons committee on Thursday on behalf of his counterparts from across the country.

Hope Blooms hits the road to help seniors

The youth-run business in Halifax just launched Bicycle Built for Food, a community-supported agriculture program using produce grown from its garden.

Autonomous glider to track critically endangered right whales

Scientists in Halifax have launched a high-tech tool to track the whale population on the Scotian Shelf. A glider has been deployed off the coast for 30 days to capture the sounds of endangered North Atlantic right whales.

Nova Scotia film Black Cop to debut at TIFF

Director Cory Bowles is shooting his latest short film, called Black Cop, in Halifax.

Leatherback replica provides chance to see 'enigmatic' turtle up close

A fibreglass replica of a massive leatherback sea turtle now hangs from the ceiling of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth. Every detail has been painstakingly copied, even down to the marks left by the tangled fishing gear that led to her death off northern Cape Breton last summer.

Fashion icon Jeanne Beker unpacks her family history

Jeanne Beker's parents were Holocaust survivors who came to Halifax in 1948. She's donated the trunk they brought with them to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

Jamie Baillie's pivotal life moments tied to a south-end Halifax curling rink

In the second profile of a three-part series looking at the lives of the leaders of Nova Scotia's three major political parties, PC Leader Jamie Baillie talks about the role the Halifax Curling Club has played in his life.

Gary Burrill's love of music runs in the family

In the third profile of a three-part series looking at the lives of the leaders of Nova Scotia's three major political parties, CBC News takes a look at what music means to Gary Burrill and his family.