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.

Latest from Gareth Hampshire

Countdown on to North American Indigenous Games in Halifax

The year-long countdown is on for Halifax to host the North American Indigenous Games, and while it is one of the biggest multi-sport events in Atlantic Canada, organizers also see it as a step toward reconciliation.

Pictou Landing reports peaceful season of moderate livelihood lobster fishery

Pictou Landing First Nation is reporting a successful and peaceful moderate livelihood lobster fishing season after coming to an understanding with DFO on it’s plans for the first time.

Halifax's plans to honour Indigenous culture on July 1 a 'huge step towards reconciliation'

Canada Day celebrations will look different in Halifax this year as the municipality takes steps to honour the Indigenous community. The changes follow calls across the country for a new tone last year after hundreds of unmarked graves were discovered at residential schools.

Dartmouth community fridge project reports huge demand since May launch

One month after launching a project to provide food for people struggling with the cost of living in Dartmouth, N.S., volunteers are reporting a big need for the service.

Decriminalizing illicit drugs not being considered in N.S., premier says

Premier Tim Houston says decriminalization of hard drugs is “not something that is on the radar” in the province.

'A lot to balance' as N.S. considers ways to combat rising cost of living

Premier Tim Houston said the province wants to make sure any possible measures that could be introduced are sustainable and have a meaningful impact.

Halifax construction boom lifted by 'unprecedented' number of tower cranes

Look up almost anywhere around downtown Halifax and you will probably see one of the many tower cranes that have become part of the skyline. HRM and industry experts describe their number as unprecedented for the region.

YWCA Halifax tackling cyberbullying with federal crime prevention dollars

With texting, snapchat and instagram becoming more and more influential among young people, the YWCA is taking programming directly to them in schools to try to deal with violence and hate online.

Dartmouth group launches community fridge project as food prices rise

Volunteers have started a new community fridge project in Dartmouth to help people who are struggling with continuing increases to the cost of living.

Halifax modular units ready for occupancy, but staff still needed

It may still be several more weeks before people experiencing homelessness can move into the new modular trailers at the Centennial Pool parking lot in Halifax. Thirty-eight units are now ready for people to move in, but staff still need to be hired to run the operation.