Carolyn Ray


Carolyn Ray is a videojournalist who has reported out of three provinces and two territories, and is now based in Halifax. You can reach her at

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These N.S. health-care workers dodged COVID-19 at work, but got infected anyway

The Nova Scotia Health Authority feared COVID-19 infections among staff could shut down parts of the health-care system, but it says immense efforts the front line workers left them with just 31 instances of employees getting sick.

Halifax waterfront businesses adjust to life without tourists

Halifax’s boardwalk is usually packed elbow-to-elbow with tourists coming off cruise ships eager to explore. Now business owners are hoping to make the best of a season potentially without tourists.

Health authority outlines which services are ramping up after COVID-19 closures

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says it’s bringing back some day surgeries, diagnostic imaging and laboratory services after they were shut down because of COVID-19.

Visitor restrictions easing at Nova Scotia hospitals

Some patients can be accompanied into the hospital after the IWK Health Centre and Nova Scotia Health Authority announced changes to strict visitation rules.

Halifax police, fire to come up with new budgets that would still see cuts

Halifax regional council is reconsidering proposed cuts to police and fire services, but will instead consider smaller cuts than originally proposed.

Halifax doctor worried diabetes cases going undiagnosed in children amid COVID-19

A Halifax specialist says she's concerned that some children who may have recently developed Type 1 diabetes remain undiagnosed and untreated, possibly because their families are too scared to seek medical attention during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This 11-year-old had $20 in his wallet, so he donated it to help fight COVID-19

From giving up their allowance to spending hours on a trampoline, kids in Nova Scotia have started donating to help buy hospital equipment to fight COVID-19.

Graduates of Yarmouth family medicine program all decide to practise in community

The Yarmouth, N.S., area will soon have just one family medicine vacancy after the graduating medical residents from a Dalhousie University program have agreed to stay and work there.

Halifax libraries face temporary layoffs amid COVID-19 fuelled city budget cuts

Halifax Public Libraries is considering new ways to offer services as it faces a $1.1-million budget cut from the city.

After patient visits plunge during COVID-19, N.S. doctors push for virtual sessions

Health-care workers are concerned medical conditions are being ignored because people are scared of getting treatment amid COVID-19. A family physician in Kentville, N.S., says virtual appointments help mitigate these concerns.

The latest in-demand item for people stuck at home — cats

A Dartmouth, N.S., animal shelter says it has seen a surge in the number of people wanting a furry companion while they're staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A hospital clown is still making kids laugh, even from behind a protective mask

Nana Margie took on the job of therapeutic clown at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax in December. She is now tasked with keeping spirits high among kids at the children's hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inside the ER: How a Truro hospital responded to a mass shooting during a pandemic

The head of the emergency department at a hospital in Truro, N.S., says staff are heartbroken over last weekend's mass shooting but that the fallout from the tragedy means their work is far from over.

'A huge impact': Emily Tuck's school offering remote grief counselling

Teachers and staff of a Truro, N.S., high school are trying to find ways to help their students cope with the loss of their classmate while they can’t physically be there for each other.

Visits to IWK emergency room plunge during pandemic

Medical leaders in the IWK's emergency department say it’s shockingly quiet. Over the last few weeks, they’ve seen the number of visits drop by more than half.