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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Inspection reports for long-term care homes now being posted online
Health Minister Randy Delorey says posting inspection reports for long-term care homes online is part of his department's effort to be transparent about what's happening within the system and how inspections take place in Nova Scotia.
Former IWK CEO elects trial in provincial court on fraud charges
Former IWK Health Centre CEO Tracy Kitch has elected trial in provincial court on charges of fraud over $5,000 and breach of trust.
Candidates make their pitch ahead of Sackville-Cobequid byelection
Five people are running in Tuesday's Sackville-Cobequid byelection. The retirement in November of veteran MLA Dave Wilson opened up the seat.
New museum springs from disagreement about Cape Forchu lighthouse
The people behind a new museum on the waterfront in Yarmouth, N.S., are excited that it’s ready to open, even if they might wish there wasn’t a need for it.
MLB draft pick reflects on his journey from Dartmouth to the Yankees
After being drafted by the New York Yankees, Dartmouth, N.S., native Jake Sanford is headed to Florida for a minicamp before being sent to play minor league baseball.
New deputy health minister focused on 'setting the tone' to improve system
Dr. Tom Marrie was supposed to be easing into retirement when he recently received a phone call from Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil. Now he's the province's new interim deputy health minister.
Stories from the sky: How a plane and a camera show time's effect on Nova Scotia
After a Nova Scotia photographer discovered a set of historical aerial photographs, he made it his mission to recreate them.
Start of Yarmouth-Bar Harbor ferry service delayed until at least 'mid-summer'
The start of the season for the ferry service between Yarmouth, N.S., and Bar Harbor, Maine, will be delayed into July. The service was originally scheduled to begin June 21, although the company had cautioned that could change.
Municipalities want industry to pay for recycling of packaging waste
Municipalities in Nova Scotia want industry to start contributing to the costs of recycling packaging and printed paper and they're calling on the provincial government to make it happen.
New York Yankees draft Dartmouth native in 3rd round of MLB draft
Jake Sanford left Nova Scotia after high school to pursue his dream of playing professional baseball. On Tuesday, he was drafted by the New York Yankees.
Health authority moves to speed up ambulance offloads at ERs
Officials with the Nova Scotia Health Authority are hoping the days of ambulances waiting to offload patients at emergency departments could be numbered.
Province announces short list of bidders on Bayers Lake outpatient centre
The provincial government has short listed three companies to bid on construction of a new community outpatient centre in Bayers Lake, just outside Halifax.
New health deputy named as McNeil looks to 'reset' relationship with NSHA
Premier Stephen McNeil said the need to 'reset the relationship' between the Health Department and Nova Scotia Health Authority was at the heart of the decision to bring in a new deputy minister of health.
Forestry minister promises 'dramatic reduction' in clear cutting
Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin says there will be a “drastic reduction” in clear cutting once Nova Scotia’s new forest management guide is complete, something he expects will happen by late November or early December.
Tory candidate cleared on allegations he violated Elections Act
The chief electoral officer says Steve Craig was acting in his capacity as municipal councillor when he distributed a newsletter and issued a cheque.