Gareth Hampshire


Gareth Hampshire is an award-winning journalist who began his career with CBC News in 1998. He has worked as a reporter in Edmonton and is now based in Halifax.

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Mom transports severely ill daughter in own vehicle after ambulance transfer delays

A Nova Scotia mother is raising questions about the wait times for ambulance patient transfers after sitting at the hospital for seven hours before giving up and driving her seriously ill daughter in her own vehicle.

Prisoner rights group denounces frequent lockdowns, lack of time outside in N.S. jails

Inmates in some provincial jails are spending too much time locked in their cells, often without being able to go outside for weeks, according to a new report from a prisoner advocacy group. The East Coast Prison Justice Society outlined its concerns in a report published Monday.

'We treat it like it is medicine': Prescribed alcohol program shows promising results

The Managed Alcohol Program out of the North End Community Health Centre in Halifax administers pre-set daily doses of liquor to 25 clients currently subscribed in the project.

Disability rights group bemoans 'glacial' progress on community-based care

The Nova Scotia government is being accused of pushing its plans to transform services for people with disabilities to the back burner. The Disability Rights Coalition says the 2013 roadmap in which the province committed to more community-based services rather than institutional care has stalled.

Health centre eager to see patients in person again as lockdown eases

Halifax’s North End Community Health Centre is gearing up to offer more in-person access to frontline health care as Nova Scotia’s Phase 4 reopening allows for expanded services.

Residential school 'day scholars' get notice of proposed settlement agreement

Work is underway to get the word out to a group of residential school survivors to review a proposed settlement agreement before its final approval in September.

N.S. to become first Atlantic province to offer potentially life-saving cancer treatment

Nova Scotians fighting some types of lymphoma will soon be able to receive a potentially life-saving therapy in their home province.

Aging Halifax ferry terminal to be rebuilt to accommodate proposed electric ferries

The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking ambitious design plans for a rebuild of the downtown ferry terminal to prepare it for the proposed electric ferry route to Bedford. Details of the project are included in the municipality’s public tender that was released Monday.

N.S. privacy commissioner calls for careful approach to possible vaccine passports

As the provincial and federal governments work on a national program that shows proof of COVID-19 immunization, Nova Scotia's information and privacy commissioner says any so-called vaccine passports must have the highest levels of privacy protection.

Peace and Friendship Park officially replaces Cornwallis Park name

Peace and Friendship Park is the new name for a Halifax park that was originally named for Edward Cornwallis, the city's founder.