Jon Tattrie


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

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Halifax man helped Perseverance search for traces of life on Mars

Millions of people cheered this week when NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars — including a Nova Scotia man who had a hand in creating the space explorer. 

'He's no longer the Kid': Crosby's teen coach reflects on No. 87 playing 1,000th NHL game

When coach Brad Crossley first saw 14-year-old Sidney Crosby play hockey, he knew his competitive fire and skill level would take him to the NHL.

Firefighters should be able to help in medical emergencies, chief says

Firefighters should be able to act as medical first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic if they get the right personal protective equipment, the head of the Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia said Tuesday.

Help for dying woman was 2 minutes away, but took 80 minutes to arrive

A grieving Nova Scotia man wants to know why it took 80 minutes for emergency services to come as his wife lay dying at their home in Bass River, N.S., when he could see the local fire hall from his house.

Halifax police left dozens of IT security holes despite warning, audit finds

Halifax Regional Police gave wrong information to the board of police commissioners and has done little to improve the force's IT security, the municipality's auditor general said Thursday.

Pandemic boredom sparks record drive to prove Loyalist roots

The 2020 coronavirus lockdowns led record numbers of Canadians to dig through history to prove their United Empire Loyalists roots.

Peggys Cove platform will improve accessibility, won't cover sacred Mi'kmaw sites

The new Peggys Cove viewing platform won't be built over any important Mi'kmaw sites and will mostly replace a paved turning lane, the CEO of Develop Nova Scotia said Tuesday.

Pandemic inspires science students to create homemade lab devices

A Dalhousie University science student has created a homemade spectrometer that lets her lab-from-home during the coronavirus lockdown. 

HRM population hits record high, propelled by new immigrants

The Halifax Partnership says the latest Statistics Canada figures show the population of the Halifax Regional Municipality is now the largest it has ever been, and employment now exceeds pre-COVID levels.

This would-be Martian never left Earth, but still hopes for life on the Red Planet

In another world, Tyler Reyno is in the final stages of ending his Earthling life to begin a new one as a Martian.