Cassie Williams


Seasick marine biologist, turned journalist. She lives in Halifax. In 2018 she helped lead a team of reporters and editors to win the RTDNA Ron Laidlaw Continuing Coverage Award for work on the Deep Trouble series. The series delved into the plight of the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale. She can be reached at, on Twitter @cassiehwilliams

Latest from Cassie Williams

Dartmouth group appeals decision to allow road built through wetland

A Dartmouth environmental group is appealing a decision made by the Department of Environment and Climate Change to allow a road to be built through a wetland in Dartmouth, N.S.

Parents of young kids feel 'left behind' as they await COVID-19 vaccine

Parents who spoke to CBC News say they've put their lives on hold, waiting for a chance to vaccinate their children who are under five years old. But there is no certainty on when a vaccine might become available to the youngest Canadians.

Water bomber from N.L. helping battle out-of-control fire in Yarmouth County

A provincial wildfire officer says a large fire burning near a remote lake in southwest Nova Scotia may have been started by human activity.

RCMP lay dozens more fraud charges against N.S. contractor

A Nova Scotia contractor with three previous fraud convictions is facing dozens more fraud charges in relation to 21 incidents last year, say RCMP, for contracting work he allegedly never performed.

2 people charged with harassment after protests at Dr. Robert Strang's home

The founder of a group that's been described as an American-style militia movement was one of two people arrested Tuesday in relation to recent protests at the home of Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health.

Quadriga CEO's widow speaks out over his death and the missing crypto millions

Gerald Cotten died suddenly in 2018 and took keys to $250 million in cryptocurrency assets to his grave. After his death, investigators discovered he used the money as his own personal slush fund.

Securities commission issues warning about cryptocurrency trading platform

The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is warning Nova Scotians looking to invest with cryptocurrency about claims made by CoinRise, a crypto trading platform.

Contractor facing multiple fraud charges left home in 'atrocious' state

CBC News spoke to half a dozen people who claim they paid a Nova Scotia contractor thousands of dollars, but that he didn't do the promised work.

Contractor facing multiple fraud charges accused of taking money and not doing work

Robert Monk would allegedly ask for payment upfront and stop communicating with clients.

ER doctor concerned by rise in dangerous respiratory virus in N.S. children

A top doctor at Nova Scotia's children's hospital is concerned about the jump in the number of young children she's seeing infected with a potentially dangerous virus.