Kayla Hounsell

Senior reporter

Kayla Hounsell is a network reporter with CBC News based in Halifax. She covers the Maritime provinces for CBC national news on television, radio and online. She welcomes story ideas at kayla.hounsell@cbc.ca.

Latest from Kayla Hounsell

Eating disorders spiked during the pandemic, and that forced a rethink in how they are treated

In May a group of researchers comprising clinicians, policy makers, parents and youth applied for and received a $50,000 federal grant to determine how best to treat eating disorders during a pandemic, particularly in children and young adults under 25.

Prioritizing people with specific conditions for COVID vaccine slows race for herd immunity: N.S.'s top doctor

Advocates want governments to prioritize vaccinating people with disabilities. Some Canadian provinces plan to do so, but Nova Scotia isn't one of them. The province's chief medical officer of health says prioritizing specific groups based on health conditions would slow the race for herd immunity.

1 in 4 seniors in New Brunswick takes sleeping pills. A new study is offering an alternative

New Brunswick has the highest rate of sleeping pill use among seniors in Canada, with one in four taking them regularly. The medication can lead to dependence and side-effects like memory loss and unsteadiness, so a new study is offering an alternative.

N.S. recruiting Canadians to move to the province to work from home

The N.S. government has launched a campaign targeting other Canadians to move to Nova Scotia. Tourism-style video ads showcase the province's beaches and coastal beauty with the tagline, "If you can do your job from anywhere, do it from here."

Black N.S. man was unfairly denied title to land settled by his family in 1913, court rules

A Black Nova Scotia man is one step closer to finally owning the property his family has lived on for more than a hundred years after the province's Supreme Court ruled that systemic racism played a part in keeping the title to the land out of his hands. 

Pandemic means loss of safe spaces for LGBTQ community

Businesses across the country are struggling to keep up with financial pressures amid the forced closures and continued restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But in some smaller cities when an LGBTQ club closes, it means the loss of the community’s only safe space.
CBC Investigates

Girlfriend of N.S. gunman was among his victims, but she survived

New details are emerging about what happened during the 13-hour manhunt for the shooter who RCMP say killed 22 people in rural Nova Scotia.

Grocery store staff fed up with 'social' shoppers who flout pandemic rules

As they put their health at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep Canadians fed, grocery store employees are imploring shoppers to follow a few simple rules for the sake of others: Don't stop to chat, shop alone, and only shop once a week. And channel any anger and frustration elsewhere.

'They need to reach out to us': Canadians on Norwegian Jewel trying to get on government's radar

A Canadian tourist who says there are hundreds of Canadian passengers aboard a cruise ship that is being turned away from one port after another during the COVID-19 crisis, has a message for the federal government: "They need to reach out to us."
Climate Change

Thousands of blood-sucking ticks found on bodies of Canadian moose

Researchers from the universities of New Brunswick and Laval are studying how ticks survive in the climates of New Brunswick and Quebec and how that affects moose. Capturing a moose in a net shot from a helicopter, researchers find the animal covered in thousands of ticks.

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