Samantha Schwientek

Samantha Schwientek is an Ontario transplant to Nova Scotia. She spends most her time working on CBC's Information Morning Nova Scotia. Contact her with story ideas at

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Family of 5 heads home to Canada after 7-year ocean adventure

A Nova Scotia family is taking the long way to relocate to B.C., and has travelled to places including Mexico, Fiji and New Zealand. After seven years on a 14-metre boat, they're ready to once again call Canada home.

How spare bike parts can make a difference in Uganda

David Parks is asking for donations of spare bike parts to help out a Ugandan group that promotes youth cycling.

Hysterectomy at age 25 didn't stop endometriosis pain

Shelby Steylen says endometriosis made her get a hysterectomy at age 25, and it didn't stop the pain.

Concerns persist over blue-green algae blooms in Lake Banook

HRM says risk advisory remains in place a month after spotting suspected blue-green algae.

Driver fined more than $1K after 2 dogs rescued from hot car

A driver has been handed a hefty fine after Halifax police rescued two small dogs left in a hot car Thursday as temperatures soared.

End of the road looms for one of Halifax's first female bus drivers

Linda Cruickshank was one of the first female bus drivers hired by Metro Transit in Halifax. Now a 28-year veteran, she’s planning her retirement in December. Cruickshank says she’ll miss working with and helping the public.

Halifax's poet laureate inspired by students she advises

Rebecca Thomas may be Halifax’s poet laureate, but students at Nova Scotia's Community College know her as the person who can help them navigate a challenging post-secondary world.

Moved by poem, councillor wants Halifax to revisit Cornwallis controversy

Halifax Coun. Shawn Cleary has given notice he intends to introduce a motion revisiting the naming of public assets after the city's controversial founder, Edward Cornwallis.