Elizabeth Chiu

Reporter

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

Latest from Elizabeth Chiu

Projects aimed at preventing sexual violence on N.S. campuses get funding

The province is spending $400K on projects to keep students safe, including bystander intervention training and a student conference of sexual violence prevention.

Filmmaker wins award to explore racism, mental health in North Preston

As a black man from North Preston, N.S., Tyler Simmonds, 29, knows what it's like to experience racism. He also lives with mental illness. He's exploring both subjects in an upcoming film.

Halifax newcomers find a piece of home at Common Roots Urban Farm

An unused grassy area hemmed in by whizzing cars in west-end Halifax has turned into fertile soil for newcomers rebuilding their lives through gardening.

Halifax woman brings seniors, newcomers together through food

Jessie Dale has combined her love of food as a way to connect people and her passion for community work into a project that nourishes seniors and crosses cultural and age barriers.

Green Party candidate apologizes for calling temporary worker program 'modern-day slavery'

A Green Party candidate in Manitoba is apologizing for calling Canada's temporary foreign worker program "modern-day slavery" during a federal election campaign debate, a comment that has outraged fruit farmers who depend heavily on labourers from other countries.

Stubborn Goat Beer Garden on tight leash for violating dog ban

A popular outdoor bar on the Halifax waterfront is the latest business to be put in the doghouse for being pooch-friendly. That goes against Nova Scotia food safety rules that don't allow pet dogs in eating establishments.

It's bananas: The Halifax Public Gardens is bearing tropical fruit

The plant that's winning the popularity contest in the Halifax Public Gardens this summer is not an agave. It's a fruity plant that's also from the sunny south.

Pooch-friendly Dartmouth taproom finds itself in the dog house

Nova Scotia food safety regulations don't allow pet dogs inside food service establishments. But a dog-loving bar owner wants that rule amended because he says dogs are a part of the family.

Hoop dreams come true for North Preston with opening of new NBA-sized court

A former Acadia University basketball star's gift to his hometown is a new NBA-sized basketball court. At centre court, it bears the community's name, North Preston, in large letters to reflect the pride of its people.

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.
Q&A

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.