Jean Laroche


Jean Laroche has been a CBC reporter since 1987. He's been covering Nova Scotia politics since 1995 and has been at Province House longer than any sitting member.

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Members of the public among those affected by massive N.S. cyberattack

Thousands of teachers, high school students and short-term accommodation owners among others have been identified as victims of a hacker gang exploiting a weakness in software used by the provincial government.

Liberal MLAs say province is undermining 2-year-old office on anti-racism

Nova Scotia Liberal MLAs are worried the Office of Equity and Anti-Racism, a government entity they created two years ago, no longer has the visibility or power it did to effect change now that it has been integrated within the provincial Justice Department.

At least 100,000 Nova Scotians affected by cybertheft of government employee files

Cybercriminals have made off with the personal information of at least 100,000 current and former Nova Scotia government employees and health workers.

Launch of expanded ferry service for Tancook Islands now expected late next year

The launch of an expanded service on a new, larger ferry to the Tancook Islands won't begin until the completion of a new dock and facilities in Blandford, N.S., expected in the fall of 2024.

N.S. government offers to defray some travel costs for surgery patients

The Nova Scotia government is offering to defray some of the costs incurred by low-income families who are willing to travel outside their home communities for their operations.

All-party committee refuses to discuss a cost of living increase for MLA budgets

Speaker Keith Bain tried repeatedly to kickstart a debate on whether Nova Scotia MLAs should get a cost of living increase to their budgets and allowances. But the chair of the House of Assembly management commission was met by silence when it went up for discussion.

N.S. claims progress in reducing surgical wait times

While Nova Scotia's Health and Wellness minister says the increase in surgeries is a very positive sign, there are still more than 20,000 Nova Scotians waiting — and they continue to wait for months.

As MacKay Bridge nears end of its lifespan, N.S. eyes replacement or repair

A study to be commissioned soon will determine the cost of rehabilitating or replacing the 53-year-old span.

Nurses on 911 team free up paramedics to handle more urgent calls

Registered nurses have been part of the 911 team since last November to help patients deal with problems that aren't life-threatening, ideally without requiring an ambulance ride to hospital.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax needs new roof, more storage

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is hoping to tackle a couple of long-standing problems this year, including the need for a new roof and space to store its growing collection.