Victoria Welland


Victoria Welland is a reporter with CBC Nova Scotia. You can reach her at

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Halifax RCMP say responding to mental health calls shouldn't be part of mandate

In a presentation to the Board of Police Commissioners Wednesday, Halifax RCMP said their new Community Action Response Team pilot project has been successful so far, but mental health calls should be diverted to non-police organizations.

Yarmouth takes next step to regulate short-term rentals

Yarmouth's town planning committee is advancing its efforts to regulate short-term rentals to protect its housing stock.

Dartmouth woman making waves in the surfing world

Surfer Claire Parsons is heading to El Salvador to represent Canada at the ISA World Longboard Championship.

Thousands of N.S. school support staff could go on strike next week

CUPE’s Nova Scotia School Board Council of Unions represents approximately 5,400 workers throughout the province including bus drivers, cleaners, maintenance staff, educational program assistants and early childhood educators, along with other roles.

Halifax Common pool and pavilion to open this summer

The $18-million facility featuring a new pool, splash pad, modular stage and community kitchen is set to open to the public in July, city staff say.

Halifax, provincial government to fund drop-in centre for growing homeless population

The centre would provide hot meals, showers, laundry and a place to escape the weather 365 days a year.

'Almost too good to be true': Advocates cheer as Halifax council OKs rental registry

The bylaw will give the municipality the ability to keep track of rental units, identify repeat offenders of standards violations and perform proactive inspections to prevent properties from becoming derelict. 

Crafting is cool again, Nova Scotia studios say

Wonder'neath Art Society in Halifax and the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia are both seeing an increase in demand for their programs and courses.

Paid parking on Saturdays coming to Spring Garden area, downtown Halifax, Dartmouth

The business associations of Spring Garden and downtown Halifax and Dartmouth wrote a letter to the budget committee opposing the move, saying it will disadvantage their members in comparison to big box stores and malls.

Two-spirit alliance spearheading new housing project in Halifax

The Wabanaki Two Spirit Alliance has secured government funding for a housing project and community hub. The founders of the organization say it will be transformational for two-spirit people in Halifax.