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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Halifax resident recovering after being attacked by raccoon in backyard

Grace Murphy lives in the city's South End, and said the animal lunged at her with little warning when she was about to walk back into her house at around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Fed up with lockdowns, some Springhill prison inmates actively trying to get COVID-19

Most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in Nova Scotia, but some inmates at the province's largest federal prison say they're still living under lockdown for weeks at a time. Some inmates are even trying to contract COVID-19 to get out of being in isolation.

Visiting Keji this summer? Make sure you don't take home these tiny, destructive bugs

When staff at Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site welcome visitors this year, they'll also ask them to be extra careful not to accidentally bring home the hemlock woolly adelgid.

Meet 3 N.S. students advocating for autism acceptance at their school

Samuel López Matos, Kelly Dorman and Jake Lewis are part of a group of neurodiverse students at Horton High School who are working hard to make their school a more inclusive place.

N.S. veteran injured in Ukraine war makes 'good and gut-wrenching' return home

Dustin Rekunyk, a fourth-generation Ukrainian and 15-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, travelled to his family's ancestral homeland last month to help defend Ukraine against the brutal Russian invasion.

On the secluded set of N.S. director's first feature film about consent, friendship

For the past two weeks, about two dozen people have been gathering at a secluded cottage in the woods to make a movie together.

Councillor blasts group building shelters after altercation at Dartmouth park

Coun. Sam Austin says temporary shelters in public spaces are needed to house people experiencing homelessness, but he takes issue with a local group that's building the structures.

Lunenburg landlord begins demolition work on apartment before renter moves out

A single mother living in the heritage district of Lunenburg, N.S., is fighting to get back into her apartment of six years after the water and power were shut off when the landlord began demolition work on the building earlier this month. 

Why infectious disease doctors want N.S. to bring back mask mandate

Two of Nova Scotia's top doctors say they're worried about the number of Nova Scotians choosing not to wear masks. They say it's time for Public Health to reconsider a mandatory mask rule.

Nova Scotia man constructs wetland on his property in tribute to his first love

Robert Perkins won't take all the credit for the wetland he built on his property just outside Fall River, N.S. "I'll get myself in trouble," he said with a chuckle. "Between the beavers and I, we built it."