Angela MacIvor


Angela MacIvor is a reporter with the CBC Atlantic investigative unit. 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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Lisa Banfield's lawyer praises commission report for calling out victim-blaming, RCMP exploitation

When lawyer Jessica Zita opened the Mass Casualty Commission’s final report this week, she says she felt deeply moved by the focus on gender-based violence and specifically how her client Lisa Banfield has been mistreated.

Judge rules in favour of CBC to unseal mass shooting court documents

Nearly three years after the Nova Scotia tragedy, most details from the RCMP’s investigation have now been released by the court. The decision follows a recent inquiry that provided even more information to the public.

Why lawyers for N.S. mass shooter's spouse say her case should prompt change within RCMP

Lisa Banfield’s lawyers allege the RCMP used her vulnerable state as a victim of domestic violence to gather information they later used to charge her criminally. They hope the Mass Casualty Commission’s upcoming final report will lead to changes in how police approach such sensitive cases.

Why Nova Scotia's RCMP tactical team is 'shaking mad' 2 years after Portapique tragedy

Members of Nova Scotia’s emergency response team are upset after texts between a superintendent and a subordinate reveal they were making fun of their mental health requests in the aftermath of the Portapique tragedy.

How the RCMP says it has changed since the Nova Scotia mass shooting

A lawyer representing the Attorney General of Canada says the RCMP have made several policy changes since the mass shooting in 2020 in a report made public Thursday.

Families of N.S. mass shooting victims say province failed to manage their mental health needs

In the weeks and months following the Nova Scotia mass killing on April 18-19, 2020, many families of the victims who died say they struggled to get basic mental health services.

'We failed you': Senior Mountie apologizes to families of mass shooting victims

After two days of intense questioning of how RCMP decisions were made during the mass shooting of April 2020, Chief Supt. Darren Campbell ended his testimony at the public inquiry in tears, apologizing to the families of 22 victims who died.
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How the N.S. gunman got his weapons and who may have helped him in Maine

The gunman who killed 22 people in April 2020 obtained some of the firearms he used in Maine and smuggled them into Canada. A CBC News investigation looks at how that happened and why people who knew the shooter may have violated U.S. laws.

RCMP officers describe how they killed Portapique gunman

Two Nova Scotia RCMP officers who spotted the gunman responsible for killing 22 people in April 2020 describe how they stumbled upon him at a gas station, quickly identified him, and ended his life.

Daughter of N.S. mass shooting victim says RCMP didn't let her say goodbye

Heather O’Brien and her Victorian Order of Nurses colleague Kristen Beaton were both shot in their vehicles along the same stretch of road in Debert, N.S. on April 19, 2020. One of O’Brien’s daughters arrived on the scene within minutes, and believes she was still alive when RCMP officers told her to leave.