Shaina Luck


Shaina Luck is an investigative reporter with CBC Nova Scotia. She has worked with local and network programs including The National and The Fifth Estate. Email:

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CBC Investigates

'Some may have surprises': Reviews of homes for disabled adults lead in unexpected directions

As the Nova Scotia government plans to transition care for adults with disabilities to the community, reviews of the eight large adult residential care facilities is an important way to get the “lay of the land,” says the chair of Diverse Abilities Nova Scotia.
CBC Investigates

N.S. residential facility had licence suspended after review flagged spending concerns

Riverview Enhanced Living is being monitored by the Department of Community Services after a review found tens of thousands of dollars in credit card purchases, while having no budget, growing yearly deficits and a debt of almost $600,000.
CBC Investigates

Halifax police should release more information on encampment removal, says privacy commissioner

Halifax Regional Police have blocked public access for almost a year to files about the removal of homeless encampments and protesters from Halifax parks last August, behaviour the provincial privacy commissioner condemns in a newly released public review report. 
CBC Investigates

As N.S. lifts COVID-19 restrictions, here's an inside look at its predictions for hospitalizations

As Nova Scotia moves to lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions for the general public this week, newly released documents show how the province’s hospitalization forecasts evolved as restrictions were lifted. 

Proposed class-action lawsuit targets Ottawa over prison practice set to become illegal

A proposed class-action lawsuit recently filed in Nova Scotia could see some former inmates seeking compensation for a prison practice that will soon be illegal in Canada. Dry cells are used when guards suspect an inmate of swallowing contraband or hiding it in a body cavity.

Halifax police constable recalls making arrest over fear man would use pen as weapon

A Halifax police constable who used a stun gun on a man during a traffic stop on Quinpool Road three years ago offered her side of the story to a provincial board of review Thursday.

Man who was Tasered by Halifax police recounts incident to review board

The man testified that he doesn’t know why police arrested him on Quinpool Road in Halifax in December 2019.

Facing criticism, Ottawa to reform affordable housing programs worth billions

The federal government is making changes to two of its biggest housing programs in the hope the move will speed up the construction and repair of badly needed affordable rental units. 

Housing wealth in Nova Scotia concentrated at the top, Statistics Canada finds

New data from Statistics Canada shows how a significant amount of Nova Scotia's housing value is distributed among the province's wealthiest people, and that one in five homeowners have more than one property.

Canada responds to United Nations after Mi'kmaw treaty fishery complaint

Canada submitted its response last month to a United Nations committee after Sipekne'katik First Nation in Nova Scotia asked the international body to investigate violence against Mi'kmaw fishers during the "moderate livelihood" lobster fishery in the fall of 2020.