Preston Mulligan


Preston Mulligan has been a reporter in the Maritimes for more than 20 years. Along with his reporting gig, he also hosts CBC Radio's Sunday phone-in show, Maritime Connection.

Latest from Preston Mulligan

Vessel stranded on small island off Halifax staying put for now

The Canadian Coast Guard is trying to figure out what to do with a steel-hulled vessel that escaped its moorings last month in Halifax's Bedford Basin and drifted to the shores of a small island, where it sits today.

Halifax police tout benefits of body cams to be rolled out starting next year

The Halifax Regional Police Commission held a virtual meeting Monday to discuss the rollout of body cams and budgetary requirements for the police service.

U.S. ad campaign making it harder to buy Christmas trees in Nova Scotia

Christmas tree producers in Lunenburg County, N.S., say it may be a little harder than usual to find a tree this year.

Refit of WW II vessel brings 'tremendous sense of satisfaction,' says official

HMCS Sackville is undergoing its most significant refit in 40 years. The 80-year-old Corvette, a relic of the Second World War, is sitting on blocks in the submarine shed of the navy dockyard in Halifax

N.S. beef farmer says federal government's 'complacency' to blame for loan denial

John Bruce applied for the $40,000 under the Canada Emergency Business Account. The federal government set it up to provide interest-free loans for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. But the local Middleton branch of the Scotiabank reminded him that since he doesn't have a business account he doesn't qualify.

After lengthy wait, Nova Scotia panel to look at proposed aquaculture projects

A panel set up to rule on proposed aquaculture developments and expansions in Nova Scotia is about to hold its first hearing since its inception five years ago, and seven years since the province announced a moratorium on new fin fish and shellfish sites.

'Boy, could she run!' Pearson airport leads effort to find Spanish podenco

A group of workers at the Toronto Pearson International Airport co-ordinated the capture of a runaway dog Monday night. Crystal the Spanish podenco was being flown to Moncton, N.B., to join her new forever home.

Lights, camera, action: Low COVID numbers in N.S. create boom in film industry

Nova Scotia's film industry is enjoying a rare boom this fall and those in the business give much of the credit to this province's positive COVID-19 numbers.

Parents of children with disabilities worried about access to specialists if COVID-19 outbreak hits

Parents of some Nova Scotia children with disabilities say they're worried about what will happen to their children's learning plan if they have to leave the school due to a potential outbreak of COVID-19.

COVID-19 takes huge bite out of new vehicle sales in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia car dealerships are reporting a 53 per cent dip in new car sales for the first six months of 2020, compared to the same period last year, while truck and SUV sales are down 36 per cent.