Phlis McGregor

Journalist

Phlis McGregor is an award-winning journalist with CBC's Information Morning Nova Scotia where she digs into stories ranging from systemic racism to forestry issues. Phlis has a B.Sc. in environmental toxicology and a master's degree in environmental studies. Story idea? phlis.mcgregor@cbc.ca or follow her on Twitter @phliscbc

Latest from Phlis McGregor

Protesters concerned about endangered moose ordered to take down Digby County blockades

Protesters who've been blocking logging roads in Digby County for weeks to protect what they say is endangered mainland moose habitat have been ordered by a judge to leave.

Protesters block logging road, say endangered moose at risk

Protesters blocking a logging road not far from the Tobeatic Wilderness Area in Digby County want the Department of Lands and Forestry to stop allowing industrial logging in the area.

Annapolis County councillors want moratorium on glyphosate spraying in their area

Opposition to herbicide spraying is growing in Annapolis County where protestors are camping out on land slated to be sprayed and municipal leaders are calling on the province to issue a moratorium on the forestry practice. 

Forest fires started by 'machine tracks' prompt calls for temporary ban on logging

Two fires that burned more than a hundred hectares of forest in King County, N.S., last month were started by machinery in the woods, Nova Scotia Environment said.

Old-growth trees cut down to build Highway 103 access road, says group

A group that's trying to protect an area of wilderness about 40 kilometres west of Halifax is angry that the province is allowing a road to be built directly through what they say is old-growth forest.
CBC Investigates

From high overhead, a sobering look at a moose population in deep trouble

Aerial survey results obtained by CBC show the endangered mainland moose is in steep decline in Nova Scotia.

Cutting down trees in old hardwood forest 'scandalous'

Naturalists are pushing back against a plan for a forestry consortium to cut down trees in one of Nova Scotia’s oldest forests.

Inside the big house: Tour the Nova Scotia prison that just turned 50

The Springhill Institution opened on Sept. 30, 1967. It has apartment-style housing, a wood and metal shop, and a type of in-house retreat that is the first of its kind in Canada.

Path to Terence Bay lighthouse causing tension in seaside community

Access to the federally designated heritage structure runs over private land. But the Terence Bay Lighthouse Committee says public use of the path predates current owner's purchase of the land.
CBC Investigates

Fight over who owns dirt road a 'nightmare' costing Nova Scotia tens of thousands

Over the last four years, the thorny dispute of who owns Little York Road in Five Islands has consumed hours upon hours of bureaucrats’ time, prompted at least two dozen emails from the local MLA, caught the attention of the premier, and cost the province thousands of dollars.

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