Michael Gorman

Reporter

Michael Gorman is a reporter in Nova Scotia whose coverage areas include Province House, rural communities, and health care. Contact him with story ideas at michael.gorman@cbc.ca

Latest from Michael Gorman

Halifax Shipyard extends shutdown after COVID-19 case, all workers to be tested

The company announced the positive test for one of its workers on Thursday. The other members of the 15-person crew were also told to self-isolate and schedule tests.

Report outlines steps Northern Pulp should take to build community trust

New report comes from committee established in the wake of the company's failed attempt to get approval from Nova Scotia government to build a new effluent treatment facility.

Iain Rankin sworn in as Nova Scotia premier, along with 16 cabinet ministers

Labi Kousoulis, the runner-up to Iain Rankin earlier this month in the Nova Scotia Liberal Party leadership, is the new finance minister while Randy Delorey, who finished third in the race, is the new justice minister.

Bay Ferries has been paid $1.17M each year to operate Nova Scotia-Maine ferry

Bay Ferries has been paid $1.17 million a year to operate the high-speed ferry between Nova Scotia and Maine, even in years when the ship has not sailed.

Rankin's cabinet to step up focus on housing, climate change

Premier-designate Iain Rankin positioned himself as a candidate for generational change during the Nova Scotia Liberal Party’s leadership convention and people close to him say that change will begin in earnest on Tuesday.

Justice Minister Mark Furey will not reoffer in next provincial election

Justice Minister Mark Furey was first elected in Lunenburg West in 2013 and was re-elected in 2017.

Supreme Court justice chastises auditor general's office for trying to quash subponeas

Justice Mona Lynch said she had “grave concerns” about the position taken by the auditor general and dismissed the office’s application to quash provincial court subpoenas for two members of its staff.

Forestry industry vows to help carry out Lahey report as N.S. awaits new premier

A letter to premier-designate Iain Rankin from the Wood Product Manufacturers Association of Nova Scotia comes five days after the NDP released a document showing half the members of an advisory committee to the minister of lands and forestry called for a moratorium on clear cutting last November.

NSLC may offer home booze delivery later this year

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation hopes to offer home delivery for alcohol this spring or summer.

Tourism Nova Scotia prepares for another year in the 'landscape of uncertainty,' says CEO

The 2021 cruise ship season has already been cancelled, air travel is all but grounded and the land border between Canada and the U.S. remains closed to tourists as both countries try to get the pandemic under control. Tourism Nova Scotia is preparing for another tough year.

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