Emma Smith

Digital Associate Producer

Emma Smith is a journalist with CBC Nova Scotia. You can email her with story ideas and feedback at emma.smith@cbc.ca.

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Why this treaty educator says every Nova Scotian should learn the Mi'kmaw language

Ashley Julian-Rikihana from Sipekne'katik First Nation grew up learning Mi’kmaw from family members who are fluent speakers. She was never taught her language in school and says that needs to change if it's going to survive.

12-year-old Dartmouth girl grows milkweed plants to help monarch butterflies

Vanessa Burchill is growing and giving away hundreds of swamp milkweed seedlings so endangered monarch butterflies have somewhere safe to land and lay their eggs.

Lobster fishermen haul up deer swimming far from shore

Two brothers lobster fishing off the coast of Antigonish, N.S., on Thursday morning hauled up an unusual catch — a deer swimming far from shore.

'A huge task': Search will take time at former Shubenacadie residential school site

Guided by elders and survivors, a massive search continues at the site of the former Shubenacadie residential school using tools that survey the area from above and also below the earth's surface.

ATV users driving through fragile Atlantic salmon spawning habitat, says conservation group

It's illegal for ATV riders to cross watercourses in Nova Scotia, and the Clean Annapolis River Project says a small number of riders are putting the group's work in the Fales River in jeopardy.

Non-native turtles bought at pet stores and abandoned putting N.S. species at risk

The Department of Lands and Forestry says invasive turtles bought at pet stores and then abandoned in the wild have become a big problem in Nova Scotia.

New Minas residents say strong sewage smell trapping them indoors

Dawn Noakes covered her nose and held her breath as she left her New Minas, N.S., home Wednesday morning, her only defence against what she describes as the "horrendous" smell overtaking the town. 

'Beacon of hope': N.S. Native Women's Association seeks support for new centre

The Nova Scotia Native Women's Association is hoping to break ground this fall on a $6.5-million healing and resiliency centre for Indigenous women and their families that would be located in Millbook First Nation.

Sacred fire in Sipekne'katik provided safe place for people to gather and grieve this week

Community members from Sipekne'katik First Nation, including students, attended a sacred fire on Wednesday to honour the 215 children whose remains were found at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

Weymouth school doubles as vaccination clinic to encourage first-dose uptake in region

A mass vaccination clinic will operate out of a secondary school in Weymouth, N.S., this week to make it easier for people to get immunized against COVID-19 in an area of the province with below-average vaccination rates.