Phlis McGregor


Phlis McGregor is an award-winning journalist with CBC's Information Morning Nova Scotia where she digs into stories ranging from systemic racism to forestry issues. Phlis has a B.Sc. in environmental toxicology and a master's degree in environmental studies. Story idea? or follow her on Twitter @phliscbc

Latest from Phlis McGregor

Old-growth trees cut down to build Highway 103 access road, says group

A group that's trying to protect an area of wilderness about 40 kilometres west of Halifax is angry that the province is allowing a road to be built directly through what they say is old-growth forest.
CBC Investigates

From high overhead, a sobering look at a moose population in deep trouble

Aerial survey results obtained by CBC show the endangered mainland moose is in steep decline in Nova Scotia.

Cutting down trees in old hardwood forest 'scandalous'

Naturalists are pushing back against a plan for a forestry consortium to cut down trees in one of Nova Scotia’s oldest forests.

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.

Clear cut would destroy critical animal habitat, says Nova Scotia hunter

A hunter from Upper Vaughan, N.S., says if a proposed clear cut goes ahead, it will destroy critical habitat for endangered mainland moose, deer and other animals.
CBC Investigates

How a woman came to be temporarily banned from visiting her disabled daughter

Sunset Community in Pugwash has placed restrictions on a mother’s access to her intellectually-challenged daughter.

The Davises lost their son in a crash and want Stewiacke drivers to stop speeding

Darrell and Charlene Davis lost their son Kyle in a crash in 2016. They are urging drivers to slow down in an area police say is rife with speeding.

Forester says old-growth trees cut on Crown land in violation of policy

Daniel George says the woods near Guysborough should not have been harvested.
CBC Investigates

Settlement reached after man's lengthy fight over access to little dirt road

A Nova Scotia man who says he was compelled to abandon his home on a stretch of dirt road in Colchester County after months of fighting with his neighbour has reached a settlement with the province.

Inside the big house: Tour the Nova Scotia prison that just turned 50

The Springhill Institution opened on Sept. 30, 1967. It has apartment-style housing, a wood and metal shop, and a type of in-house retreat that is the first of its kind in Canada.

Path to Terence Bay lighthouse causing tension in seaside community

Access to the federally designated heritage structure runs over private land. But the Terence Bay Lighthouse Committee says public use of the path predates current owner's purchase of the land.
CBC Investigates

Fight over who owns dirt road a 'nightmare' costing Nova Scotia tens of thousands

Over the last four years, the thorny dispute of who owns Little York Road in Five Islands has consumed hours upon hours of bureaucrats’ time, prompted at least two dozen emails from the local MLA, caught the attention of the premier, and cost the province thousands of dollars.

Sisters follow childhood dream of riding horses across Canada

Katie and Jewel Keca of Grimsby, Ont., plan to ride their horses from Mahone Bay, N.S., to B.C.

French village renames street to honour Nova Scotia Battalion from WW I

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of VImy Ridge, the mayor of Givenchy-en-Gohelle village has renamed a central street after the 85th Battalion Nova Scotia Highlanders.

Syrians find comfort — and work — in rural Nova Scotia

Sorting onions on a conveyor belt might not be everyone's idea of a dream job, but for one group of Syrian men it's a way to support their families and live in communities they have grown to love.