Elizabeth McMillan

Elizabeth McMillan is a journalist with CBC's Atlantic investigative unit. Over the past 11 years, she has reported from the edge of the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic Coast and loves sharing people's stories. Please send tips and feedback to elizabeth.mcmillan@cbc.ca

Latest from Elizabeth McMillan

Red Cross distributes nearly $6.2M to families after N.S. mass shooting

After people donated about $6.2 million to the Stronger Together fund, the Red Cross met with families who lost loved ones and distributed the donations based on people's circumstances and needs.
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RCMP told N.S. officials it wanted emergency alert 5 minutes before gunman was killed

The RCMP notified the Nova Scotia government that it wanted to send out an emergency alert only five minutes before police shot the man responsible for killing 22 people in the province last April, new records show.

Judge in case of N.S. gunman's spouse denies defence's request for private meeting

The case of the common-law spouse of the man responsible for killing 22 people last April in rural Nova Scotia will return to court May 5 after it was determined the defence's request for a private meeting with the judge and Crown before a plea wasn't appropriate.

Waste disposal company pleads guilty to 2 charges after worker killed

A waste disposal company in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley has pleaded guilty to two Occupational Health and Safety Act charges. Ryan Durling died after being struck by a compactor blade inside a garbage truck in Port Williams, N.S.
CBC Investigates

How a client-therapist relationship left one Nova Scotian feeling more hurt than healed

The case of a Nova Scotian whose counsellor lost her right to practise after the provincial College of Social Workers concluded she crossed professional boundaries sheds light on the vulnerable position people can be in when their therapist acts inappropriately and the limited avenues available to them to seek recourse.

Watchdog clears RCMP officers who shot at N.S. firehall during mass shootings

Nova Scotia's police watchdog has cleared the two RCMP officers who shot at a fire hall in Onslow, N.S., during the hunt for an active gunman last April, saying the Mounties had reasonable grounds to believe a man outside the hall, which was being used as a shelter, was the killer. 

N.S. gunman's spouse feared killing started while looking for her, documents say

Lisa Banfield feared her partner, the man who killed 22 Nova Scotians in April, had been going door-to-door looking for her during the violent rampage that started in Portapique, N.S., according to an RCMP summary of her statements. 

N.S. gunman fired at spouse before locking her in replica cruiser, documents say

Warning: This story includes graphic details some readers may find disturbing. The man responsible for killing 22 people in rural Nova Scotia attacked his spouse when she was in bed and fired several shots before locking her in his replica RCMP cruiser, according to newly unsealed documents.

3 accused of giving N.S. gunman ammunition named in lawsuit filed by families

Three people accused of giving ammunition to the man responsible for killing 22 people in Nova Scotia have now been added as defendants to the proposed class-action lawsuit launched by families of the victims.

RCMP appealed for backfill after 70 officers took sick leave following N.S. mass killings

Seventy Mounties took sick leave in the wake of April’s mass killings and Nova Scotia’s justice minister agreed to pay for out-of-province officers to backfill, but only until the end of August, newly released documents show.

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