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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Halifax is short 17,500 new housing units — and the gap is growing

A housing assessment commissioned by the province found that Halifax needs another 17,500 units, and that shortage is expected to become much worse in the next few years unless construction picks up.

How bad is the housing crunch in your N.S. town? Reports offer glimpse

Each of Nova Scotia's 49 municipalities now has a housing assessment paid for by the province and completed by an independent consulting company. Find your municipality's report on CBC's searchable map.

Investigation into Nova Scotia wildfires continues 5 months later

The investigation into the wildfires in Shelburne County and Upper Tantallon that broke out on May 27 and 28 is still continuing, but the department of natural resources says it can't release information about its progress. 

Halifax officials worry provincial bill will block efforts to collect money for affordable housing

A new housing bill proposed by the provincial government has alarmed officials at the Halifax Regional Municipality, who say it takes away decisions traditionally made by the city, and may hurt their efforts to collect money for affordable housing.

More than 21,000 homes, businesses without cellphone service in N.S., says provincial report

The report on cellphone service found 21,143 civic addresses in the province had no service, out of more than 461,000 total civic addresses in the province. The report was commissioned by the Crown corporation Build Nova Scotia from an outside company and delivered in July 2022.
CBC Investigates

Why N.S. could be losing some of the affordable housing it's funded

The province has put more than $84 million into agreements with developers of affordable housing projects over the last 16 years. CBC News tallied how many units have been built and found that some of their locked-in affordability is already expiring.

Non-profit housing organization asks province to bring it under property tax cap

As property values in Nova Scotia increase, a non-profit housing provider in Dartmouth says it's seeing the amount of property tax it pays on its buildings go up by tens of thousands of dollars. It believes a change to provincial tax law could solve its problem.

Fewer phones on the blink last weekend after telecoms improved storm defences since Fiona

Telecommunications in Nova Scotia during the past weekend's storm appear to have been much less widely affected than during post-tropical storm Fiona, which swept across Atlantic Canada on Sept. 24 and 25 last year.

Dan Kinsella, chief of Halifax Regional Police, announces retirement

Halifax Regional Police Chief Dan Kinsella has announced his retirement. The chief announced at the Halifax Board of Police Commissioners meeting Wednesday that he will be stepping down effective Sept. 15. 
CBC Investigates

Halifax police release use of force policy, three years after request from oversight board

The Halifax Regional Police has released its use of force policy in full, three years after being asked to do so by its civilian oversight board. The board chair says the move is welcome but took “too long.”