Katy Parsons

Associate Producer

Katy Parsons has been a journalist with CBC in Nova Scotia for more than 10 years. She's worked on news, current affairs and lifestyle programming. Contact her with story ideas at katy.parsons@cbc.ca.

Latest from Katy Parsons

Pen pals from across the pond still friends after 50 years

Marty Murphy and Fergal Murphy became pen pals in the early 1970s when they were both in elementary school. Marty is from New Ross, Nova Scotia and Fergal grew up in New Ross, Ireland.

How pandemic stress is showing up in the oral health of Nova Scotians

Dental professionals in Nova Scotia are seeing signs of pandemic stress in mouths, such as teeth grinding and jaw clenching.

When COVID-19 crashes the office party

Many work parties are being cancelled or carried out in new ways amid the pandemic — a disappointment for some partygoers and a financial loss for the businesses that typically host and cater the events.

N.S. woman wants to make it easier for families to hug loved ones at the end

Taff Cheeseman from Branch LaHave, N.S., raised money for a special bed at the South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater in honour of her late husband, Rick Cheeseman.

Northern Pulp is no longer in production. So what's ahead for Pictou County?

For years, the Northern Pulp mill has been a huge economic driver in Pictou County. Now, faced with its closure, people in the community are wondering what's ahead? An expert in the sustainability of rural communities talks about what happens when industry leaves.

Amid opposition to N.S. salmon farms, minister touts benefits of aquaculture industry

Nova Scotia's Fisheries and Aquaculture minister says his department is taking people's concerns "very seriously" about a multinational salmon farming company's plan to establish operations in the province.
Health Hacks

Do health-care workers wash their hands enough?

One out of every 10 patients will develop an infection while in hospital. Health-care consultant Mary Jane Hampton says the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infection in hospitals is handwashing.

Why taking Facebook quizzes is a really bad idea

Social media quizzes may look harmless. But taking them for fun can leave you vulnerable to fraud, says cybersecurity expert Nur Zincir-Heywood.

Projects that would include Lunenburg waterfront, seabed concern community group

A community group in Lunenburg is raising concerns about developments being floated by a manufacturer that could alter the appearance of the heritage town's iconic waterfront.

What a Truro woman is doing to help badly burned koalas in Australia

Amber Lilly says nursing Australia's iconic creatures back to health is just one of the challenges rescuers face. An estimated 30 per cent of koala habitat has been destroyed by the raging bush fires.