Elizabeth Chiu


Elizabeth Chiu is a reporter in Nova Scotia and hosts Atlantic Tonight on Saturdays at 7, 7:30 in Newfoundland. If you have a story idea for her, contact her at elizabeth.chiu@cbc.ca.

Latest from Elizabeth Chiu

Homeless man assaulted by Halifax police officer in video says he has justice

Patrice Simard is happy that he has found justice in court with a conviction against a Halifax Regional Police officer. A security video entered as evidence showed Simard was the victim of an assault by the constable who claimed the punch was self-defence.

Why pregnant women should get vaccinated, and what to say if they're hesitant

A vaccine-hesitancy expert explains why pregnant women in Canada don't have high vaccination rates and what can be said to help them overcome their hesitations.

Court guide for N.S. sex assault survivors not 'sugar-coated'

With sexual assault cases in Nova Scotia attracting more attention, victims now have a booklet to guide them through the challenges in the criminal trial process and the supports available to them.

Why a medical form may have impeded charges in RCMP's #MeToo case

In the RCMP's own #MeToo movement, nearly 190 current and former RCMP employees alleged they were sexually assaulted during medical exams from the 1980s to early 2000s. But police in three provinces didn't lay charges. A legal expert says RCMP medical policy may be a key factor.

Halifax's only sexual assault centre requires more time to meet demand for service

After more than a month of turning away people needing therapy, Halifax's only sexual assault centre says it needs more time to get help to existing clients and bring its wait list down.

Former Halifax transit worker receives record $593K award in harassment case

A human rights board has ordered the City of Halifax to pay almost $600,000 in damages after a former bus mechanic suffered harassment.

Out-of-work pub staff offer 'free labour' to Dartmouth neighbours

While employees at a Dartmouth, N.S., bar are temporarily out of work because of damage to the building after a recent storm, they're volunteering their time in the community.

Truro fire chief puts training at Waverley school on hold after firefighter's death

In the wake of the training incident that led to firefighter Skyler Blackie's death, Chief Blois Currie is on alert for signs that the tragedy is taking a toll on the mental health of his firefighters.

N.S. fire departments move to protect their own after 'horrific' training death

Halifax Fire has suspended training activities at the Nova Scotia Firefighters School in Waverley, while CBRM Fire has returned fire extinguishers from the school after a training incident that killed Truro firefighter Skyler Blackie.

Nova Scotia Firefighters School hit with 2 compliance orders after training incident

In the wake of an incident involving a firefighter with the Truro Fire Service injured during a training exercise, N.S. labour department investigators have issued two compliance orders. The firefighter later died.

'This is kind of special': 3 Asian lawyers in court on a N.S. murder trial

Two defence lawyers and a prosecutor in a high-profile murder case in N.S. are of Asian heritage. That's believed to be historic. So why has it taken so long, and what difference does it make?

Should a convicted fraudster facing more financial crime charges sell used cars?

A Lower Sackville, N.S., man recently convicted of fraud is selling used cars while he faces two more sets of fraud charges. That's raising questions about how a person's right to earn a living is weighed against the protection of the public from a convicted criminal.

'I feared him': Retired RCMP officer speaks out on death of John Tillmann

Brian Carter says he and his family are breathing a sigh of relief now that John Mark Tillmann is dead. Carter, a retired RCMP constable, was also a neighbour of the man who had a documented hatred of police, was anti-feminist and a white supremacist.

Halifax emergency department cracks down: beds for urgent patients first

In effort to reduce the crunch at the region's largest emergency department — where patients can sometimes lie on stretchers in hallways for as long as 12 hours — non-urgent patients will no longer be "blocking" eight emergency beds, according to the chief of the department.

Halifax police officer used reasonable force in hitting man, expert says

An expert on police use of force testified Friday the perception of a threat by a homeless man and the subsequent hit to the man's face was reasonable use of force by Const. Gary Basso.