Mairin Prentiss


Mairin Prentiss is a reporter in Nova Scotia. Get in touch at

Latest from Mairin Prentiss

Days without power: Over 100,000 outages persist in Maritimes after Dorian

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan were in Halifax on Tuesday, three days after power storm Dorian blasted through the Maritimes where tens of thousands of homes and businesses are still without power. 

Tens of thousands in Atlantic Canada still in the dark after Hurricane Dorian

Two days after Hurricane Dorian swept through Atlantic Canada, tens of thousands of people remain without power, leaving schools and some businesses closed Monday.

Recovery begins across Maritimes after Hurricane Dorian lashes region

The Maritimes are recovering from Hurricane Dorian, which approached the region as a Category 2 hurricane on Saturday, downing trees, power lines and a giant construction crane in Halifax. 

Steven Skinner to change plea to guilty in upcoming murder trial

Steven Douglas Skinner has decided to plead guilty to a lesser charge less than one week before his second-degree murder trial in the 2011 shooting death of Stacey Adams.

After 40 years, disappearance of Stellarton woman remains unsolved

A walk was held Sunday in New Glasgow, N.S., in remembrance of a woman whose disappearance remains unsolved after 40 years.

Province's replacement for failed Hantsport aboiteau already eroding

The province's permanent replacement of the aboiteau that failed in Hantsport almost two years ago is already beginning to erode. 

Shooting injury at Dartmouth gun range prompts safety review

The Department of Justice is conducting a safety review of a Dartmouth gun range after a person was injured by a gunshot at the business on Saturday.

Crane rare to Nova Scotia nesting in province

Looming at over a metre tall, the sandhill crane, a fairly rare bird to Nova Scotia, has begun to nest in the province, says the president of the Nova Scotia Bird Society.

Ottawa urged to support Hong Kong protesters at Halifax demonstration

Pro-democracy protesters gathered in Halifax Saturday calling on the Canadian government to support people in Hong Kong entering their 11th week of a protest movement this weekend.

ExxonMobil fined $40K after heavy chain fell within centimetres of worker

Nova Scotia's offshore petroleum regulator has fined ExxonMobil $40,000 after a heavy chain fell near workers on a drilling rig last year.

RCMP officer who shot man in Truro awakens from medically induced coma

The RCMP officer who shot a man suspected of stealing a car early Saturday morning has regained consciousness from a medically induced coma. He suffered a head injury after being hit by the car, says Nova Scotia's Serious Incident Response Team.

Former N.S. Native Women's Association president files human rights complaints over Googoo investigation

Cheryl Maloney says the Tripartite Forum failed to find solutions or protections for Mi'kmaq women after a 2018 report found that Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Morley Googoo engaged in "direct discrimination" against her and other women.

Province to build $12M health centre in Middleton

The Nova Scotia government is planning to build a new health centre in Middleton, N.S., that will cost $12 million, replacing an aging clinic next to Soldiers Memorial Hospital.

Halifax investment adviser lost seniors' money, regulator alleges

Canada’s investment industry regulator alleges a Halifax trader contravened member rules on seven accounts, resulting in thousands of dollars in losses for seniors.

Former border agent convicted of rape wins appeal and new trial

A former Canada Border Services agent who was convicted of raping and extorting a woman facing deportation has won his appeal in Nova Scotia’s highest court and will get a new trial by judge and jury.