Elizabeth Chiu is a reporter in Nova Scotia and hosts Atlantic Tonight on Saturdays at 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. in Newfoundland. If you have a story idea for her, contact her at email@example.com.
Latest from Elizabeth Chiu
A Dartmouth shed keeps this man off the streets. Some still want it torn down
After living under an overpass and in a stand of trees with a plastic bag or a tent for shelter, Paul now has a roof over his head thanks to some volunteers. Neighbours, concerned about property values, want the city to demolish the rudimentary shed that sits on municipal land. But the city says that's not happening.
Nova Scotia girl gets dream bedroom reno thanks to kindness of stranger
When two old acquaintances from Eastern Passage, N.S., were chatting about doing something nice for a family in need, Phil Cheevers did what he knows best — home renovations — and pulled off a bedroom makeover, just in time for Christmas.
Nova Scotia Museum staff preserve province's first COVID-19 vaccine vial
Museums are in the business of collecting rare, historical objects like mummies and dinosaur bones. But its work also happens in real time, as evidenced by the Nova Scotia Museum's acquisition of the first COVID-19 vaccine vial used in the province.
'It's a wonderful Christmas present': Steam train finds new home at Middleton museum
When the Upper Clements theme park closed last year, train lovers saw an opportunity. They thought they might be able to bring a century-old steam locomotive displayed at the park to a railway museum in Middleton, N.S. But how to move the train was the problem.
Notice of class action against Bedford dentist alleges physical, psychological harm
Around 300 people have contacted a New Glasgow, N.S., law firm about joining a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging physical and psychological injury by Dr. Errol Gaum. The pediatric dentist had his licence suspended last month.
N.S. justice system is harming domestic violence victims and needs to change, says report author
Domestic violence prosecution policies were developed in the 1990s with the goal of taking the crime seriously. But a researcher who talked to survivors, offenders, police and prosecutors says the policies harm victims.
'I just wanted to take some of my own power back': Dartmouth woman testifies in domestic violence case
Despite being scared of her ex, Serrece Winter is relieved to have testified against him. She says steps taken to ensure she felt safe were helpful, and she hopes other victims of domestic violence feel empowered as she now feels.
N.S. women's groups blast 'violation of human rights' after jailing of domestic violence victim
Women's advocacy groups are calling for a reform of the system aimed at protecting domestic violence victims, including the immediate ban on arrest warrants for survivors who are reluctant to testify. The calls come after the jailing of Serrece Winter.
Assault charge dropped against N.S. domestic violence complainant
Serrece Winter faced the prospect of having a criminal record after she jailed and charged with assault during a struggle with police officers who were strapping her to a restraint chair.
Jailing of domestic violence complainant condemned by mental health law expert
A law professor says the arrest and detention of Serrece Winter, a Dartmouth, N.S., woman who was a domestic violence complainant, was a "horror show" that could discourage other victims from coming forward.