Angela MacIvor


Angela MacIvor is CBC Nova Scotia's investigative reporter. She has been with CBC since 2006 as a reporter and producer in all three Maritime provinces. All news tips welcome. Send an email to

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CBC Investigates

HRM fire code violations number in the thousands, but could be much larger

Halifax Regional Fire has issued close to 6,000 fire code violations to residential and commercial buildings since January 2018. The most serious violations include not having a fire safety plan, exit strategy or working fire alarms and sprinklers.
CBC Investigates

Inside the illegal immigration scheme targeting Atlantic Canada

Experts say so-called "ghost" agencies are taking advantage of weaknesses in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. Some newcomers are paying big money for fake job offers, known as the "golden ticket," that will secure them permanent residency.

Family members accused of pimping several women plead not guilty

Leslie Gray, his brother Justin Gray, sister Laura Gray and mother Robin Gray, all from Dartmouth, N.S., face 23 pimping-related charges involving three young women. Leslie Gray faces an additional five charges involving a fourth woman.

'I remember it plain as day,' woman says of alleged sexual assault

The young woman who is accusing former Bridgewater, N.S., police chief John Collyer of sexual assault fought back tears on the witness stand Friday under questioning from the trial's defence lawyer.

Woman testifies former police chief placed his hand inside her underwear

The young woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by John Collyer says she looked up to the former Bridgewater police chief and "felt hurt" by his actions.

Police in Nova Scotia cracking down on 'lick and stick' MVI stickers

Fake MVI stickers are so widespread in Nova Scotia that the province has doubled its number of vehicle inspectors to tackle the issue.

Arrest warrant issued for deadbeat dad owing more than $500K

An arrest warrant is being issued for a Halifax man after he was found in contempt of court Friday. Joseph Power has been hiding for years from authorities in Canada and abroad, and owes more than $500,000 in child support.

Former correctional officer accused of sexual assault speaks out

Three female inmates are suing the federal correctional service, alleging they were sexually assaulted at the Nova Institution for Women in Truro, N.S. The former correctional officer at the centre of the lawsuit says he's been wrongfully accused.
CBC Investigates

'Toxic, dysfunctional': Why workers at these federal prisons feel bullied, fearful

CBC News obtained internal workplace assessments at Nova Scotia's two federal prisons that reveal staff are often belittled by management. Employees also believe their safety is in jeopardy when policies aren’t followed and bosses give in to demands from inmates.
CBC Investigates

How workers compensation is being dragged into the world of medical marijuana

Although medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001, workers compensation boards have traditionally been against covering the drug. That is beginning to change in several provinces as new evidence emerges around the potential benefits for people in chronic pain.
CBC Investigates

N.S. family blames hospital staff for 'hastened' death

The family of Donnie Taylor continues to push for answers 17 months after his death. His loved ones allege that palliative care staff in Truro, N.S., failed to turn on his oxygen for 13 hours, which they say caused him to suffer on his final day.

Union paying legal bills for teachers charged with crimes against students

As 5 teachers face criminal charges varying from assault to child luring, the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union confirms it covers all legal expenses for 'incidents that arise out of and in the course of employment.'
CBC Investigates

Teachers would face criminal checks every 5 years under changes to N.S. law

Education Minister Zach Churchill says recent criminal cases involving Nova Scotia teachers highlight need for stricter reporting protocols.

'I could feel your kisses': Documents reveal alleged texts between teacher, girl

David Harrison was romantically involved with his female student for two years, according to court documents obtained by CBC. He communicated with her by email, text message, letters and phone calls.
CBC Investigates

Jail staff neglected policies days before Clayton Cromwell's death

N.S. justice officials acknowledge they weren't following their own policies in the days leading up Clayton Cromwell’s death. The 23-year-old inmate died from a drug overdose in his Burnside jail cell in April 2014.