Jon Tattrie


Jon Tattrie is a journalist and author in Nova Scotia.

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Long-lost tombstone found by intrepid Annapolis Valley explorer

A tombstone lost for half a century has been uncovered, thanks to the sleuthing of an explorer in the Annapolis Valley, N.S.

Retired military couple files human rights complaint against N.S. yacht club

A retired military couple has filed a human rights complaint against a Nova Scotia yacht club. The men say the LaHave River Yacht Club discriminated against them based on sexual orientation and on mental disability.

50-year-old diabetes drug helps patients with bipolar disorder, study finds

A Halifax doctor's new approach to treatment-resistant bipolar disorder involves treating an underlying metabolic disorder to improve the psychiatric condition. 

Nova Scotians 50+ can book second COVID-19 booster starting July 8

Nova Scotians aged 50 to 69 will be able to book a second COVID-19 booster late next week, but Public Health says a fall booking could better ward off the disease. 

Raise triggers 70% jump in student loan repayments for Nova Scotian

A Nova Scotian says the income threshold that triggers higher payments on student loans is set too low and that the provincial and federal governments should raise that rate to match the cost of living today.

N.S. firearms enthusiasts say Ottawa's proposed gun laws target the wrong people

Firearms enthusiasts in Nova Scotia say the federal government's proposed new gun laws will do little to hamper crime, but will impact legal gun owners. 

N.S. Mountie shoots suspect in leg after responding to report of man with axe

The matter has been referred to Nova Scotia's police watchdog.

Antigonish town and county rule out public vote on proposed merger

The town and county councils of Antigonish have ruled out merging through the Municipal Government Act and would instead ask the province for special legislation to create a new municipality if the idea goes ahead.

16-year-old CEO raises $700K for Halifax startup

The 16-year-old CEO of a Halifax startup has raised $700,000 in funding to develop his company, Frenter. 

N.S. drops 'discriminatory' charge for same-sex couples, single people seeking fertility help

Nova Scotia has changed how it charges people seeking fertility treatment. Fertility advocates say they'd now like to see a federal strategy to improve access for all Canadians.