Cassidy Chisholm

Digital journalist

Cassidy Chisholm is a digital journalist with CBC News in Nova Scotia. She was previously based at CBC New Brunswick. You can reach her at

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No one injured after building under construction collapses in Bedford

Developer Mori Abari says the incident, which happened around 1 p.m. AT Sunday, is now under investigation.

Humidity helping crews as Yarmouth County wildfire continues to burn

Kara McCurdy, a wildfire prevention officer, said the fire was moving southwest from South Horseshoe Lake toward the small community of Quinan, but it was still about five kilometres away and there was no risk to any homes or other infrastructure.

Maritime trucking company partners with U.S. non-profit to combat human trafficking

Day & Ross, which is based out of New Brunswick, has trained all 8,000 of its employees on how to spot and report human trafficking.

Beloved taxi driver posthumously donates $1.68M to Antigonish hospital

A beloved taxi driver in Antigonish, N.S., has posthumously donated $1.68 million to St. Martha's Regional Hospital — the largest donation the hospital has received.

Wild winter storm causes road closures and disruptions across N.S. Saturday

A powerful winter storm, bringing high winds and heavy snow, is moving across Nova Scotia Saturday, causing poor road conditions and hundreds of power outages.

New program helps Nova Scotians quit smoking with free nicotine replacement therapy

A new program that provides free nicotine replacement therapies to people trying to quit smoking cigarettes is now available in Nova Scotia for the first time.

How a part-time historian is dismantling misconceptions about Mi'kmaw culture

Michael McDonald says the opportunity to sit down and learn from Mi'kmaw elders has become few and far between, so he's started sharing his own research and history on Facebook.

Some N.S. long-term care homes barring visitors, designated caregivers amid Omicron wave

After Nova Scotia urged long-term care facilities to close to visitors earlier this month, some facilities have also made the decision to bar designated caregivers in hopes of further preventing the spread of COVID-19.

This N.S. woman persevered to become a nurse — just in time for the pandemic

After years of determination, Vanity Thompson is a licensed practical nurse working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some Nova Scotians on 3rd day without power since Friday's storm

Some Nova Scotians are still without electricity Sunday after a winter storm knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses on Friday.