Preston Mulligan


Preston Mulligan has been a reporter in the Maritimes for more than 20 years. Along with his reporting gig, he also hosts CBC Radio's Sunday phone-in show, Maritime Connection.

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Lights, camera, action: Low COVID numbers in N.S. create boom in film industry

Nova Scotia's film industry is enjoying a rare boom this fall and those in the business give much of the credit to this province's positive COVID-19 numbers.

Parents of children with disabilities worried about access to specialists if COVID-19 outbreak hits

Parents of some Nova Scotia children with disabilities say they're worried about what will happen to their children's learning plan if they have to leave the school due to a potential outbreak of COVID-19.

COVID-19 takes huge bite out of new vehicle sales in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia car dealerships are reporting a 53 per cent dip in new car sales for the first six months of 2020, compared to the same period last year, while truck and SUV sales are down 36 per cent.

After COVID-19 threatened to permanently shutter his business, he's busier than ever

When Pro Cycle in Dartmouth, N.S., closed its doors in March, co-owner Keith Ramsay doubted the business would survive the COVID-19 pandemic. But today, his only problem is keeping the showroom stocked to keep up with demand.

Struggling pubs and restaurants push for larger sidewalk patios

Owners of pubs and restaurants in Halifax struggling to keep their businesses afloat during the pandemic are urging city officials to allow them to extend their dining spaces into the great outdoors.

N.S. restaurants 'going to look a lot different' when they reopen amid COVID-19

Some restaurant and bar owners in the Halifax area are warning their returning patrons to expect a much different experience when they reopen their doors this weekend.

Atlantic Canadian greyhound rescue group sets its sights on other breeds

A volunteer organization that has found homes for more than 7,000 greyhound dogs in the past 30 years is turning its attention to other breeds. Greyhound Pets of Atlantic Canada is seeking homes from the Spanish galgos and podencos.

Enrolment for online summer courses up at some N.S. universities

While COVID-19 forced post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia to temporarily shut down in-class learning back in March, some universities are seeing a spike in the number of students who have enrolled in online summer courses.

Nova Scotia's border screenings less stringent than New Brunswick's, commuter says

A man who commutes daily between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia says there's a big difference in a way the two provinces conduct COVID-19 screenings at the border.

Northwood sees biggest single-day jump in COVID-19 recoveries

The Northwood nursing home in Halifax is reporting its single largest number of recoveries in one day since the COVID-19 outbreak started, but it will be "quite some time" before the outbreak can be declared over, says Northwood's CEO.

Truro police searching for missing 3-year-old

The child is wearing a black jacket embroidered with U.S. flags and a fur hood and blue rubber boots.

Many N.S. businesses dealing with labour issue caused by emergency benefits program

With at least 25,000 Nova Scotians suddenly out of work, some employers are faced with an odd problem — a labour shortage caused by the federal program geared to helping laid-off workers.

N.S. dairy farmers resort to dumping milk amid COVID-19

Some dairy farmers in Nova Scotia have resorted to dumping milk outside their barns as a way to adjust to a recent three per cent cut in quota.

Friend of N.S. woman who died last week urges domestic violence victims to ask for help

The friend of a Nova Scotia woman who died last week in what prosecutors are calling a domestic homicide is urging people in abusive relationships to reach out for help.

N.S. businesses worry province's financial relief measures won't save them

Dozens of small business owners in Nova Scotia say the emergency measures put in place to help them weather the COVID-19 crisis will only drive them deeper into debt and eventually out of business for good.