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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Yarmouth eyes new community navigator to help with doctor recruitment

Yarmouth's Chamber of Commerce has hatched a plan that includes hiring a community navigator. The navigator will help on the social side of recruitment, introducing doctors to schools for their children and helping them find jobs for their spouses.

Hybrid operating room a 'real piece of progress,' says Halifax surgeon

The QEII hospital in Halifax is constructing the first hybrid operating room in Atlantic Canada, something one surgeon says will make procedures much safer for patients and will help recruit new doctors.
Waves of Change

Family cleans up Brier Island, one plastic bottle at a time

Instead of playing video games or hanging out with friends, three children on Brier Island have spent their free time picking up hundreds of bottles that have washed up along the shoreline.

What to do if you have lost your vaccination records

The ongoing measles outbreak in New Brunswick has public health officials asking people to update their vaccination shots. They have advice for those who have misplaced their old record books.

How measles outbreak spurred renewed interest in national vaccine registry

There are renewed calls for a national immunization registry after an outbreak of measles in New Brunswick. But creating a registry would mean co-ordinating the 13 different vaccination systems of the provinces and territories.

Windsor Street Exchange to be overhauled in $47M Halifax port upgrade

The federal government is spending $47.5 million on two projects that it says will expand capacity at the Port of Halifax and improve the transportation of goods.

Nova Scotia Health Authority eager to hire physician assistants in pilot project

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says it's a matter of when, not if, it will start hiring physician assistants — something that has been touted by advocates as a great way to fill gaps in a province that faces chronic nursing and doctor shortages.

Could 'physician-extenders' ease Nova Scotia's health-care woes?

A Halifax woman who works at Toronto Western Hospital says she would happily move home and help fill health-care gaps — but her job isn't recognized in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority begins search for new chief executive

Discussions have begun with potential candidates for the next head of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Recruitment efforts for rural nurses 'worn out,' says health authority CEO

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is going back to the drawing board to find new ways to recruit nurses to rural parts of the province. The need for nurses is so big, some services in the Canso area have been temporarily cut until new help can be found.

Health authority board criticized for lack of transparency at public meeting

The first open meeting of Nova Scotia's health authority board ended with the chair being questioned about the transparency of the meeting by reporters after he refused to release a report from the CEO, citing concerns in the accuracy of any reporting on it.

Mi'kmaw nurse explains how Indigenous pain often misunderstood

A young nurse from Eskasoni, N.S., is working hard to change misconceptions in the health-care system, and teach his peers how to communicate with their Indigenous patients.

Jean Vanier remembered as a 'rare gift' for his influence in Atlantic Canada

The leader of L'arche communities in the Atlantic region is remembering the founder of the charity as a man who celebrated the simple interactions in life.

Why a Nova Scotia doctor is fighting back against sick notes

Dr. Paul Young says some companies demand he fill out a two-page form for absences that are two days or longer. Some ask that the Bedford, N.S., physician include copies of up to three months of a patient's chart.

Lung transplant patients among those to benefit from travel allowance boost

Nova Scotia's Health Department is increasing a monthly allowance to lung transplant patients after a CBC report showed that some people were opting to move into palliative care because they couldn't afford the life-saving surgery.