Nicola Seguin is a TV, radio, and online journalist with CBC Nova Scotia, based in Kjipuktuk (Halifax). If you have a story idea, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or find her on twitter @nicseg95.
Latest from Nicola Seguin
COVID-19 medication Paxlovid available in N.S., but you have to know where to look
Dr. Lisa Barrett explains who can benefit from Paxlovid treatment and how they can access it.
Multicultural festival a place for newcomers to 'start their journey' in N.S.
The three-day Nova Multifest is back at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth this weekend. After Nova Scotia hit an immigration record in 2021, organizers say the festival is a crucial place for newcomers to become part of the community.
Halifax rooming house to raise rent 30% but only for tenants on income assistance
Barry Smith has lived in a Halifax rooming house for close to 14 years. Last month, he received notice that his rent will be increased by almost 30 per cent, despite the province's two per cent rent cap. When CBC News contacted the building's owners, they said they will only be raising rent for tenants on income assistance.
Multimillion-dollar renovations coming to Halifax library
On Tuesday, Halifax Council awarded a $7.1-million tender to Avondale Construction to expand and renovate the library in Halifax's Clayton Park neighborhood. Renovations will start in late summer or early fall, to expand and refresh the space.
Muslims across Nova Scotia gather for Eid al-Adha for the first time in two years
The holiday of Eid al-Adha kicked off on Friday and the Muslim community will celebrate until Tuesday.
Tenants hopeful about new owners of Dartmouth housing complex
Residents of Ocean Breeze Village in Dartmouth were notified today that the housing complex has been sold to new owners Basin Heights Community Limited Partnership. Some residents are optimistic, and hope their voices will heard as part of the community's redevelopment.
As neighbours move out, this Halifax renter is refusing to be 'renovicted'
Stacey Gomez has been living in her Church Street apartment in Halifax for close to five years. Now the building's new owner is trying to get her to move out.
Family with 5 kids living in tents amid 'crisis' in South Shore housing
A housing development coordinator on the South Shore says the crisis is the worst it's ever been. She believes the vacancy rate is zero, but there are no numbers to back this up. As families shelter in campgrounds, the province and the CMHC have little reliable data for Lunenburg and Queens Counties.
'This is my chance': People with disabilities highlight importance of independent living
In early June, the Nova Scotia government said it would clear the wait-list of 400 people with disabilities who want to move out of small option homes and other institutions by 2024. That has created both excitement and concern.
'I'm back to square one': Halifax woman loses apartment after refusing to pay illegal deposit
Kirsten Parnell had everything prepared for a lease takeover in Halifax. When she was asked to pay first and last months' rent, plus a damage deposit, she knew it was illegal and stood up for herself. Then she lost the apartment.