Elizabeth McMillan

Elizabeth McMillan is a journalist with CBC Nova Scotia. Over the past nine years, she has reported from the edge of the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic Coast and loves sharing people's stories. She can be reached at elizabeth.mcmillan@cbc.ca

Latest from Elizabeth McMillan

Crown argues key DNA evidence on former cabbie's mouth proof of sex assault

The Crown attorney in the retrial of a former Halifax taxi driver accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his cab four years ago argues a key piece of DNA evidence found on the mouth of the accused is proof of sexual assault.

Defence argues 'stark contradictions' in former cabbie's sex assault retrial

The lawyer for a former Halifax taxi driver says evidence showing the complainant's DNA on his client's lips is not sufficient to prove a sexual assault took place.

Patients stuck in hospital waiting for home care causing 'ripple effect'

A new national analysis of hospital stays and visits shows that many Canadians are stuck in hospital longer than they need to be while waiting for home care, and nearly 10 per cent of people who seek substance use and mental-health services in emergency rooms do so repeatedly.

The only obstetrician in Antigonish is leaving, and families are worried

St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish has three obstetrician positions but one is empty, one of the specialists is on leave and the third has given notice she’ll be finished at the end of August.

Former Halifax cab driver tells sex assault trial he didn't undress passenger

Bassam Al-Rawi, a former Halifax taxi driver, resumed testifying Thursday about the night exactly four years ago when he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his cab.

Students building Mi'kmaw wigwam at Liverpool school

Students in Liverpool, N.S., are spending the week building a Mi'kmaw wigwam for their school's outdoor classroom.

MP says moving RCMP communications centre to Dartmouth too risky

Cumberland-Colchester MP Bill Casey says he’s relieved to hear an independent consultant will be taking a second look at the RCMP’s plan to move its communications centre from Truro, N.S., to Dartmouth, N.S.

Guysborough municipality pledges $20K to try to recruit doctors and nurses

The municipality of the District of Guysborough is asking for tax incentives and pledging $10,000 toward signing bonuses for doctors or nurses who agree to work in two community hospitals in response to a nursing shortage that’s reducing emergency room hours and limiting beds.

Nova Scotians urged to test well water for manganese

Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health is urging people who rely on well water to ensure its tested every six months for bacteria and every two years for chemical contaminants including manganese.

Doctors urge hospitals to let more rural women give birth in home communities

Doctors and hospitals should be doing more to try and allow pregnant women to deliver their babies close to home, a new report says. But with specialists concentrated in urban areas, meeting the needs of pregnant women could require increased training for family doctors.

N.S. school officials OK rugby games despite rift with athletic federation

School administrators in Nova Scotia are authorizing high school rugby games to continue even though the sport is no longer sanctioned by the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation.

Why 2 N.S. advocates want people to start recognizing torture in their communities

Two women from Truro, N.S, hope to bring to the G7 their message that torture isn't limited to covert military operations or just inflicted on prisoners during wartime. 

Lake Echo canoe club vandalized twice

Members of a canoe club in Lake Echo, N.S., got a nasty surprise on Easter Monday — swastikas and racist slurs painted on the building and thousands of dollars worth of damage inside.

2 N.S. lobster fishermen take licence fights with DFO to court

Dana Robinson and Lester Martell, who both have health issues, are challenging federal fisheries rules that cap the number of years they can hire a replacement to catch lobster under their licences.

D'Oh Canada! Canadian journalist voicing Trudeau on The Simpsons thanks to YouTube video

Lucas Meyer's impression of Canada's prime minister caught the attention of The Simpsons producers and he'll be the voice of Justin Trudeau in an upcoming episode.