Michael Gorman

Reporter

Michael Gorman is a reporter in Nova Scotia whose coverage areas include Province House, rural communities, and health care. Contact him with story ideas at michael.gorman@cbc.ca

Latest from Michael Gorman

Groups seek ways to make a difference in fight against sexual exploitation, trafficking

A three-day "train the trainer" seminar in Dartmouth this week with 50 people from a variety of government departments, police and social agencies focused on how to be more proactive in tackling the challenge of the commercial sex industry.

Province beefs up aquaculture regulations

The province’s fisheries and aquaculture minister says amended regulations will make it easier to trace fish that escape from fish farms.

Liberal majority of no use as clock runs out at public accounts debate

Poor clock management and a bit of opposition filibustering led to a rare occasion where the governing Liberals could not flex their majority muscle at the legislature’s public accounts committee meeting on Wednesday.

Former chiropractor known for anti-vaccination views says some see her as 'a hero'

Dena Churchill lost her licence to practise chiropractic in Nova Scotia over sharing anti-vaccination posts on social media that have been either unfounded or disproved. She says if the price for sharing her health "truths" is a $100,000 fine and losing her career, she’s willing to accept it.

Workers' compensation board looks to reduce delays for clients

The CEO of the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia says the agency doesn’t want to contribute to clients’ wait times for information.

Man thrown out of public meeting on proposed gold mine takes legal action

A man who says he was unjustly and forcefully removed from a public meeting about a proposed gold mine is suing officials with the company and the RCMP officer who arrested him.

Nova Scotia Health Authority names interim leader

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is bringing in a veteran health-care executive to steer the ship while the search continues for a new president and CEO.

Lack of progress on human rights order frustrates accessibility activist

Gus Reed recently left a restorative justice process out of frustration. He says the Nova Scotia government is taking too long to adhere to a tribunal order.

Union wants Northern Pulp effluent treatment plant built now

The union representing workers at the Northern Pulp mill wants the Nova Scotia government to allow the operator to start building a new effluent treatment site now and deal with the issue of a pipeline to the Northumberland Strait later.

Premier calls byelections to fill 3 vacancies

People in some parts of Nova Scotia will vote for new federal and provincial representatives in the next two months.

How to know when someone is in trouble in the water

When someone is drowning, it’s very likely they won’t be able to call out for help or get someone’s attention, says the executive director of the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service.

About $71M removed from now-defunct Jobs Fund, but many millions remain

More than $70 million came off the books of the now-defunct Nova Scotia Jobs Fund in the last fiscal year, but taxpayers remain on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars in agreements signed by a former government.

Lenore Zann will wait for federal writ before giving up her seat at Province House

Independent MLA Lenore Zann may be a candidate in the upcoming federal election but she says she'll continue to serve as a provincial politician until the writ is dropped, something that will happen in September.

Will Supreme Court hear N.S. government's 'unconquered people' case? It's no sure thing

Documents that could be embarrassing to Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil may be under wraps for now, but his government faces a tall order to have the Supreme Court of Canada keep them from public view indefinitely.
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Team tracking tangled right whale could head for Halifax

A Newfoundland-based non-profit group that helps free entangled sea animals has followed a right whale to Nova Scotia in an attempt to cut it free of thick rope.