Ian Munroe

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Ian Munroe is a Toronto-based CBCNews.ca online journalist who has worked for newspapers, magazines and broadcasters in Halifax, Tokyo and Dubai. Find him on Twitter @imunroe, email ian.munroe@cbc.ca

Latest from Ian Munroe

Venezuela, Russia aim to dodge sanctions with cryptocurrency, but experts aren't buying it

The governments of Russia and Venezuela are turning to cryptocurrencies in an effort to dodge international sanctions, but cybersecurity analysts and former government officials say it's a long shot.

Union cries foul over limited constitutional review of wage package deal

The union that represents civil servants is criticizing the province for excluding sections of the legislation from a constitutional review by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.

Vet warns of rise in leptospirosis cases in dogs around Halifax

A Halifax-area veterinarian is advising local dog owners to take precautions due to a spike in cases of leptospirosis — an infectious disease that's transferable to humans.

Halifax motorcyclist seeks clarity from police over his purple lights

A safety-conscious motorcyclist in Halifax is looking for clarity after he was warned by an RCMP officer that he could be ticketed for using glow lights that aren't explicitly banned under provincial law.

Erik the Red, beloved cat on Halifax ship, dies after brief illness

A feline fixture along the Halifax waterfront, the orange tabby passed away earlier this week at around 20 years of age.

Province awards $2.9M contract to build long-awaited Shelburne clinic

The province has awarded a contract for the construction of a medical clinic that many residents in Shelburne, N.S., have been awaiting for years.

Student group criticizes Justin Trudeau for marching in Halifax Pride parade

A local student association is taking issue with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marching in the 30th annual Halifax Pride parade, which drew a huge crowd of revellers to the city's downtown on Saturday afternoon.

Safe injection site needed in Nova Scotia, says prescription drug activist

Amy Graves welcomes Nova Scotia’s plan to tackle the opioid crisis, but she says much more still needs to be done.

Argyle Street tea shop owner issues plea for help to stay afloat

The frustrated owner of a small business who says sales are down 50 per cent because of construction in downtown Halifax has taken to social media in a bid to drum up business and help save his shop.

Wait list for family doctors in Nova Scotia hits 33,216

About 12.5 per cent of names of patients on a wait list in Nova Scotia have been sent to family doctors. But it’s not clear how many people have actually been taken on.

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