Emma Smith

Reporter

Emma Smith is a journalist from B.C. who has covered rural issues and Indigenous communities. Before joining CBC Nova Scotia in 2017, she worked as the editor of a community newspaper. Have a story idea to send her way? Email emma.smith@cbc.ca

Latest from Emma Smith

N.S. Muslim community grateful to gather for 2nd Ramadan during pandemic

Many Muslims in Nova Scotia spent last Ramadan in lockdown, but this year thanks to low COVID-19 cases, people will be able to gather together in small numbers for prayer and support.

Pharmacist sisters give back to parents by giving them their COVID-19 shot

Two Halifax sisters who are both pharmacists had the unique opportunity to give back to their parents by giving them the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccine earlier this week. 

As variants spread, N.S. should 'pick up the pace' on testing, says infectious disease expert

With variants on the move in many parts of Canada, an infectious disease specialist says Nova Scotia should “pick up the pace” on developing more ways to test people for COVID-19, including take-home tests.

How an infilled area of the Bedford Basin could advance 'the Africville story'

A large piece of land that juts into the Bedford Basin and curves around Africville Park could one day be a marina or outdoor community space after consultation with community members, says the head of the Africville Heritage Trust.

N.S. holds first vaccine clinic in Black Nova Scotian community

For Eugene Anderson, getting his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was about doing his part to beat the disease. The 62-year-old was among 250 people who had appointments in Upper Hammonds Plains, a community outside Halifax, at the province's first clinic specifically for Black Nova Scotians.

Meet the rising TikTok star who is on a quest to learn English in Halifax

Yang Li is on a quest to master the English language, one 60-second video at a time, and he's sharing his Chinese culture along the way.

Young people are returning to the Acadian Shore, but where will they live?

The Municipality of Clare, like most places in Nova Scotia, is facing a housing frenzy, with buyers snapping up properties and driving up prices. The local council is trying to find more housing options to keep up with the demand.

Pooches are now allowed on patios in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotians can now bring their dogs along when they grab a bite or drink on a patio. The new rules, announced Tuesday, come into effect immediately.

What ERs can do to provide better care for patients dealing with pregnancy loss

A registered nurse who has studied the experiences of people dealing with early pregnancy loss says more education and empathy is needed to help patients navigate a very traumatic and vulnerable time.

Booking capacity increasing in N.S. as province releases new vaccine rollout plan

One of the people overseeing Nova Scotia's vaccine plan says changes are being made to speed up booking so the province can meet its target of offering the first dose to people 16 and up by the middle of June. 

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