Jon Tattrie


Jon Tattrie is a journalist and the author in Nova Scotia. You can reach him at

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Don't worry if you see a burning helicopter near Herring Cove, DND says

People in Herring Cove, N.S., may see a burning helicopter Thursday night, but the Department of National Defence says it's part of a training exercise. 

Advocates decry high cost of in vitro fertilization in Nova Scotia

Statistics Canada reports 15 per cent of Canadians will face infertility and advocates say Nova Scotia's current rules leave people facing enormous bills to treat the medical condition, and that people who are poor, LGBTQ or single face even more barriers. 

Group raising money to buy gravestone for 'hero of the SS Atlantic'

A group of Americans and Canadians have come together to raise money to buy a gravestone for a Nova Scotian who played a famous role in the SS Atlantic rescue in 1873. 

MLA ousted from Tory caucus to run as Independent in next N.S. election

MLA Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin, who got kicked out of Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservative Party last month over a blockade on a highway to New Brunswick, says she'll contest the next election as an Independent.

How an 'archer's bow' devastated a small section of Stewiacke

A storm rumbling across Nova Scotia Wednesday suddenly flexed into an "archer's bow" and devastated a small section of Stewiacke. 

Ontario police to conduct criminal probe into leaked Portapique 911 calls

Nova Scotia RCMP have asked the Ontario Provincial Police to conduct a criminal investigation into the release of the 911 calls made during the Portapique murders last year. 

Dog bites 2-year-old child at Middle Sackville day home

A dog bit a two-year-old child at a Nova Scotia day home this week, leading to investigations from police and social workers.

Using a 'feminist lens' changed how rehab centre helps women and men beat addictions

The photo gallery for Nova Scotia's Ledgehill Treatment and Recovery Centre showed a pastoral paradise of misty hills, serene ponds and book-filled rooms, but Stephen Spiteri knew a monster would be waiting for him.

'It's a real tragedy': Fire rips through historic Chester Playhouse

A fire in Chester, N.S., has damaged the building of the local playhouse and forced the evacuation of other businesses.

Nova Scotia loses 22,000 jobs in May, second only to Ontario

Nova Scotia and Ontario saw the biggest provincial decreases in employment in May, a result Statistics Canada linked to strict COVID-19 measures in both provinces.