Cassidy Chisholm

Cassidy Chisholm is a web writer from New Brunswick who is now sharing stories at CBC Nova Scotia. She can be reached at

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Need to isolate or take sick day due to COVID-19? Here are the federal benefits available

There are a number of federal benefit programs available if people need to take a sick day, self-isolate or stay home with a sick child due to COVID-19.

Nova Scotia memorials mark 1st anniversary of mass shootings

Tragedy has weighed heavily on Nova Scotians, who will gather to honour the victims of last year’s mass killing exactly one year later as questions have gone unanswered.

Mighty Heart, one-eyed colt with N.S. ties, named Canadian Horse of the Year

Mighty Heart was awarded the title of Horse of the Year at The Jockey Club of Canada's 46th annual Sovereign Awards ceremony on Thursday.

Combine a global pandemic and a warm winter and you get … rats?

A warmer winter and pandemic public health restrictions may be contributing to more rat sightings in Nova Scotia.

Property manager charged with voyeurism enters not guilty plea

The 55-year-old man who was charged with voyeurism in Wolfville, N.S., earlier this year entered a not guilty plea in provincial court on Wednesday.

Student partners with Wolfville grocery store to reduce food waste

A university student spending a semester in Wolfville, N.S., has partnered with a local grocery store to offer donated food to the community in an effort to reduce food waste.

Former university dropout developing app to help keep students in school

Megan Cook dropped out of university in her early 20s but returned to finish her business management degree and help others in the process.

$2K ring found in purse donated to SPCA returned to owner

A $2,000 ring that was accidentally donated to the Nova Scotia SPCA last month has been returned to its owner.

Modular classrooms to be built at 5 Halifax-area schools

Nova Scotia has teamed up with the federal government to purchase 47 modular classrooms for five Halifax-area schools.

Nova Scotians urged to avoid travel to parts of New Brunswick amid COVID-19 surge

Nova Scotians are being asked to avoid non-essential travel to the Edmundston region of New Brunswick after the province reported a significant increase in COVID-19 cases Thursday.