Moira Donovan

Associate Producer

Moira Donovan is a journalist with CBC Nova Scotia. She's worked in Lyon, London and now reports from Halifax. She can be found on Twitter @MoiraDonovan

Latest from Moira Donovan

After Dorian, N.S. farmers grapple with thousands of dollars in losses

Dorian's path of destruction through Nova Scotia brought widespread damage to some farms in the province, flattening crops and blowing fruit from trees.

As Dorian approaches, some N.S. communities fear for aging wharfs

Some communities in southwest Nova Scotia are concerned their aging wharfs could be seriously damaged by Hurricane Dorian.

Proposed Annapolis Co. partial harvest could threaten endangered bat, says naturalist

A Nova Scotia naturalist says the proposed harvest of a forest in Annapolis County could jeopardize the survival of the little brown bat, an endangered species that's already been decimated by white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that attacks hibernating colonies.
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Universities spend big on recruiters in scramble for foreign students

Universities in Atlantic Canada have turned to international students as an antidote to dwindling enrolments. Documents obtained by CBC show institutions are now spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on third-party agents.

High Arctic lab once again threatened with closure as federal funding runs out

A unique research lab in the High Arctic is once again facing the possibility of closure, as funding for research at the station is set to run out in September.

How do you ship a 300 million-year-old tree stump? Very carefully

A fossilized tree stump at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax is being prepared for shipping.
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'It's like my mission is over': Kandahar veteran helps Syrians come to Canada

Donna Collins always felt guilty about the people she left behind in Afghanistan. The Pictou, N.S., woman eased her burden by helping Syrians come to Canada.

Shelburne County residents pan 'disrespectful' clearcut plans

Residents of a rural community in Nova Scotia's Shelburne County are upset that a 105-hectare clearcut has been approved in the area, despite a petition against it that was signed by more than 300 people.

Permit issues put snapping turtles at risk, rescue group says

A group that rescues snapping turtles say a permit requirement is preventing them from helping vulnerable turtles, including at three nesting sites in Lower Sackville.

How the tragedy of Swissair Flight 111 changed the lives of thousands in N.S.

Family members and first responders gathered with Nova Scotians Sunday afternoon to remember the victims of Swissair Flight 111, which crashed off Peggys Cove killing all 229 aboard.

Restorative justice caseworkers say government funding is 'exploitative'

Caseworkers at a Nova Scotia organization who carry out the province's restorative justice program say they're not being paid fairly, and are prepared to strike if conditions don't improve.

Some people are tackling 'Godzilla' of weeds with knife and fork

Nova Scotians are harvesting the highly invasive Japanese knotweed for use in pies, ice cream and cider.

Harbour authorities concerned about condition of wharves in southwest N.S.

Harbour authorities in southwestern Nova Scotia say some federally owned wharves in the area are in urgent need of repair or replacement.

Senator says tour of N.S., N.B. prisons revealed hopelessness, despair

After a touring prisons in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, a Nova Scotia senator says her committee is more dedicated than ever to investigating the conditions facing inmates in federal facilities in Canada.

'Weed Myths' campaign aims to get young people asking questions about cannabis

Weed Myths is being presented in short videos on social media and in posters found in public places around the province.