Nicola Seguin


Nicola Seguin is a TV, radio, and online journalist with CBC Nova Scotia, based in Halifax. She often covers issues surrounding housing and homelessness. If you have a story idea, email her at or find her on twitter @nicseg95.

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Rents in Nova Scotia are rising faster than any time since the 1970s

The latest consumer price index numbers show that rents in the province are rising faster than at any time since publicly available data collection began in 1979. Tenants point to problems with the provincial rent cap. Landlords say they're being squeezed by higher costs.

Province to provide land to 3 private developers for affordable housing

The Nova Scotia government has announced it's providing land to three private developers to build affordable housing. But details about the agreements are scarce.

As Halifax's homeless population grows, so do concerns about deadly fires

As unhoused people try to stay warm in any way they can, concern is rising about fire safety in tent encampments. Halifax Fire and Emergency is reporting a spike in fires involving homeless people.

Lower Sackville neighbours band together to help residents of homeless encampment

With shelter beds scarce in Halifax, a growing number of people have been staying in tents at a ball field in Lower Sackville. But some neighbours say they couldn't stand by and watch people sleep outside, so they've banded together to lend a hand.

Halifax campground to stay open all winter for people living in RVs amid housing crisis

The municipality has some of the fastest-rising rents and one of the lowest vacancy rates in Canada. Now advocates elsewhere are hoping their governments will follow suit.

Another change to N.S. rent supplement program will lead to more homelessness, says MLA

The provincial government has made another change to the program that helps low-income renters pay for housing. The option has been removed for renters with no lease to swear an affidavit to prove what they pay for rent.

Former Nova Scotia Health data analyst says he was fired for speaking up

A former data analyst for Nova Scotia's health authority says his contract wasn't extended after he raised concerns about what he calls "corrupted data" being used for a new online emergency department wait-time prediction tool. Nova Scotia Health denies this and stands by the prediction tool.

Women at Halifax shelter concerned by new 2-month stay policy amid housing crisis

Women fleeing domestic abuse in Halifax have been told they have two months to leave the biggest shelter in Nova Scotia. Its executive director says the decision is due to high demand for their services, and difficulty moving residents out because of the housing crisis.

Public housing tenant with mouldy basement questions how N.S. plans to maintain new units

The Nova Scotia government has had trouble in the past maintaining some of its existing stock of 11,202 public housing units. How will the province make sure its recently announced 222 planned units stay in good condition?

Why one town and not another? N.S. mayors want more info on new public housing locations

On Wednesday, the Nova Scotia government announced plans to build new public housing in five areas of the province for the first time in 30 years. But municipalities that were left out are questioning how the locations were chosen, and wondering if they'll be next.