Richard Woodbury


Richard Woodbury is a journalist with CBC Nova Scotia's digital team. He can be reached at

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When the Americans landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day, they had help from Halifax

Before the Americans could storm ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day as part of the Allied invasion of Western Europe, their path to success was partly due to some ships from Halifax.

As the value of Maud Lewis paintings soars, so does risk of fraud

Some art experts are cautioning that the spiking value of Maud Lewis paintings will make the Nova Scotia folk artist's work more attractive for fraudsters to replicate.

Creditors of fraudulent cryptocurrency platform QuadrigaCX can get 13% of their money back

The law firm representing creditors of defunct cryptocurrency company QuadrigaCX says each creditor with a proven claim will get back 13 per cent, based on a 2019 valuation, of what they invested.

She left university because of a drinking problem. Now sober, she's a valedictorian

A Nova Scotia woman who dropped out of university a decade ago because of her alcohol use will be the valedictorian at one of Saint Mary's University's upcoming convocations.

What does it take to be a hockey broadcaster? This 17-year-old is finding out

Seventeen-year-old Thomas McComber does colour commentary for the Valley Wildcats of the Maritime Junior Hockey League. The Grade 11 student wants to become a sports broadcaster.

Excess deaths in N.S. recently hit peak since start of COVID-19 pandemic

New data shows Nova Scotia recently experienced its largest number of excess deaths since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The province had 262 more deaths than expected during a four-week period in November and December 2022.

Facing terminal cancer, Halifax woman focuses on 'blessing' she's been given

Maria Valverde's terminal cancer means she can no longer work, but it is allowing her to focus on making art. 'I'm ready to do what I was destined to do, which is to be an artist,' she says.

'It's a rough ride': Ice woes persist for snow crab boats in Chéticamp

A Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker remained at Chéticamp Harbour Sunday, working to help get snow crab fishermen in and out of the Nova Scotia harbour.

N.S. workers' compensation claims for COVID-19 show spike in 2022

Data obtained from the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia shows the number of COVID-19 claims approved by the organization rose sharply last year. The claims cover instances where individuals contracted COVID-19 in the workplace.

How a 'different path' led a Nova Scotian to become an NCAA hero

Nova Scotia's Jacob Quillan scored the winning goal in last weekend's NCAA Division I hockey final and was named the tournament's most outstanding player. Playing U.S. college hockey is part of the plan he sketched out at 14.