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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Co-op project in New Glasgow helps address demand for affordable housing
A former motel in New Glasgow is morphing into Coady’s Place, a 36-unit co-op housing site where people’s rent is based on 30 per cent of their annual income. The goal is for all units to be full by Canada Day.
N.S. Justice Department officials want more community-based services
Officials with Nova Scotia’s Justice Department say they’re taking steps to try to provide more community-based services for people who become involved with the law, while reducing the use of jails in cases where appropriate.
'It breaks your heart': Thousands of fish die in Tusket River
Troy Doucet said he was flooded with disappointment as he surveyed a fish kill on the Tusket River Monday that he estimates could be as large as 100,000 fish.
Panel of parents, educators and operators to give N.S. feedback on affordable daycare plan
The 21-person group was announced Friday. The province's education minister, Becky Druhan, said she hopes the group's input will make for a smoother rollout of the affordable child-care program in Nova Scotia.
Health support workers file for conciliation as contract talks stall
The unions representing 3,000 health support workers have filed for conciliation because they say contract talks with Nova Scotia Health and the IWK Health Centre have reached an impasse.
Citizen scientists comb Annapolis Valley woods for rare lichens
Environmentalists say they're motivated to search for rare lichens in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley because they see it as a way to provide added protection for parts of the woods they believe need a break from logging or should not be subject to cutting in the first place.
N.S. auditor general finds flaws in program that monitors people serving community sentences
Officials with Nova Scotia’s Justice Department were unaware the company it contracts to provide electronic monitoring of people serving sentences in the community or on probation was not meeting the obligations of that contract until the province’s auditor general informed the department.
Liberal leadership candidate Zach Churchill floats potential of uranium development
The two candidates for leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party met for their second debate on Monday.
Charges dismissed against former IWK financial executive
A Nova Scotia provincial court judge dismissed charges against the IWK Health Centre’s former chief financial officer on Tuesday, three weeks before Stephen D’Arcy’s trial was to begin.
Justice minister says freedom of information overhaul will take longer than planned
Nova Scotia Justice Minister Brad Johns said he's committed to completing the work before the end of the government's mandate in 2025.