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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How a MasterChef winner became trash-talking pro wrestler Moon Miss

A Nova Scotian chef turned pro-wrestler overcomes addiction, trauma and grief to fulfill their childhood dream. Then a split second in the ring changes everything.

Small island school that fought closures sees surge in enrolment

It wasn't that long ago that Big Tancook Island, off the coast of Chester, was at risk of losing its only school due to dwindling enrolment. Last year 17 students attended.

Shortage of child welfare staff keeps some parents and children separated

A shortage of child welfare staff is keeping some parents who've lost custody from seeing their children during supervised visits, says the executive director of the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers.

Halifax advocate wants fines increased for drivers who abuse accessible parking spots

Halifax's accessibility advisor wants drivers who illegally park in spots reserved for people with disabilities to pay a steeper fine, and for the municipality to make the signs more visible on the street. 

From blue ice cream bananas to yuzu, this Lunenburg fruit grower loves the unusual

In a large greenhouse not far from Lunenburg, N.S., hundreds of unusual plants of all shapes and sizes are getting used to their new life in Nova Scotia.

Halifax artist teams up with Brad Marchand to help paralyzed hockey player

A Halifax artist and hockey dad has teamed up with one of the biggest names in the game to help a young American player he's never met.

How an act of kindness during the 1st COVID Christmas created a lasting friendship

A stranger's kindness during the first COVID Christmas has blossomed into a friendship that's still going strong two years later.

Flooded food bank gets a lift from dozens of volunteers who showed up to help

At one of the busiest times of year, Linda MacRae walked into the Glace Bay Food Bank and found boxes of food surrounded by water. The charity suffered a flood this week that damaged hundreds of dollars worth of donated food.

With no room at the inn, passengers spend night on bus during N.S. winter storm

A fierce winter storm in northeastern Nova Scotia forced more than a dozen passengers to spend Tuesday night on a bus as they waited for the highway to reopen to Cape Breton. 

Health-care providers receive cultural safety training to better serve Indigenous patients

A new six-module online course rooted in the concept of two-eyed seeing is teaching hundreds of health-care clinicians about cultural safety so they can better serve Indigenous patients.