Feleshia Chandler


Feleshia Chandler is a journalist based in Halifax. She loves helping people tell their stories and has interests in issues surrounding LGBTQ+ people as well as Black, Indigenous and people of colour. You can reach her at feleshia.chandler@cbc.ca

Latest from Feleshia Chandler

Some restrictions easing for long-term care homes but advocates say more needs to be done

After the first iteration of Nova Scotia's reopening plan made little mention of long-term care homes, advocates are calling for more to be done.

Twenty Nova Scotians recognized with 2021 Dr. Robert Strang Community Hero Award

Twenty Nova Scotians who have inspired others, raised spirits or helped people cope during the COVID-19 pandemic have been chosen to receive the Dr. Robert Strang Community Hero Award. A committee chose the 20 winners based on 179 outstanding applications.

'A dream for many': Mi'kmawey Debert Cultural Centre set to open in 2025

After decades in the making, the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre is set to open in 2025 and begin construction as soon as 2023.

New limits placed on how much delivery apps can take from restaurants in Nova Scotia

Third-party companies like Uber Eats, DoorDash and SkipTheDishes will now be limited in terms of how much they're allowed to charge Nova Scotia restaurants for using their delivery service — something local restaurants hope will increase profits.

Higher COVID numbers mean tough times for Nova Scotia construction industry

Since the province's COVID-19 cases have seen a rise, some contractors are saying their businesses are suffering and people are afraid to go to work.

With bookings pouring in, Nova Scotia summer camps await permission to open

Kids across the province are waiting with bated breath to find out if they're actually going to be able to go to summer camps this year. Dr. Robert Strang gave them a reason to be hopeful this week.

'Quite a blow': Amazon series pulls out of N.S. due to COVID-19 restrictions

The coming-of-age series, The Summer I Turned Pretty, was due to start production around July on the South Shore, but will now be shot in the U.S. where COVID-19 restrictions have eased.

Sipekne'katik to receive $2.7M for 20 affordable housing units

Ottawa has announced $2.73 million to build affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness in one of the largest Mi'kmaw communities in Nova Scotia. The 20-unit project in the Sipekne'katik First Nation will be constructed through the federal rapid housing initiative, with half of the units targeted to women and children.

Province announces money for shelter beds, housing initiative

The Nova Scotia government announced this week two initiatives aimed at addressing the province's growing homelessness problem. The moves are being welcomed by community workers, even as some continue to push for permanent solutions like more affordable housing.

Hope For Wildlife opens new drop-off centre in Annapolis Valley

Hope for Wildlife has opened a new drop-off centre in the Annapolis Valley. This new location will better enable the organization to respond to the thousands of calls it receives each year.