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

Latest from Amy Smith

Dog saved from icy Digby County lake adopted by rescuer

Nova Scotia's Lake Dog has a new family. The black and tan shepherd mix is going home with one of the men who rescued her from a partially frozen lake in Digby County last weekend.

Drone captures diver's ice-breaking attempt to rescue dog from melting floe

A pair of determined rescuers in Digby County, N.S., paddled and swam through a frigid lake Sunday to save a stray dog stranded on a patch of ice.

'Like nothing I've felt before': Halifax woman on her experience with COVID-19

Emily Dwyer, 26, is sharing her story about what it is like to be sick with the virus.

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.