Richard Woodbury


Richard Woodbury is a journalist with CBC Nova Scotia's digital team. He can be reached at

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Letters to premier shed light on public sentiment toward stadium for Halifax

Since last September, about 50 members of the public have sent emails, letters or left messages for the premier regarding taxpayer support for a proposed stadium in Halifax that would house a CFL team. Most people were against the idea.

Halifax brothers fighting for Team Canada at international student games

A lot of brothers fight, but Halifax siblings Jackson and Hunter Carroll do it six days a week — with good reason. The pair are heading to Italy on Wednesday to compete in taekwondo at the Summer Universiade.
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New parole details raise fresh questions about William Shrubsall's controversial deportation

Notorious Halifax sex predator William Shrubsall misrepresented facts and downplayed the severity of his crimes during the Parole Board of Canada hearing that led to his deportation to the U.S., where he could be freed in a matter of years.

'It causes questions': Crown corp. official backed winning bid for beer garden

Develop Nova Scotia is facing questions about why an official who wrote a reference letter for the winning bidder of the Halifax waterfront beer garden contract was also involved in scoring parts of the bids.

Why astronomy played a pivotal role in setting D-Day date

While D-Day was originally planned for June 5, 1944, it occurred a day later. What often gets overlooked is why June 5 was a possibility in the first place. The reasons come down to a mix of military strategy and astronomical calculations.

SMU slammed for spending $476K in legal fight over football player's eligibility

The decision by Saint Mary's University to spend almost $476,000 on legal bills over the eligibility of a football player is generating calls for greater accountability about how universities spend taxpayer money.

'It was disgusting': Nova Scotia meat plant pleads guilty to multiple violations

Nearly 3½ tonnes of mouldy meat had to be thrown out at a Shubenacadie, N.S., plant after government inspectors found numerous deficiencies at the facility, including abundant mould growth on the ceilings, walls, compressors, shelves, doors, and seals in the coolers and freezers.

An accident made him a paraplegic, but he never lost his fighting spirit

Two years ago, Mitch Comeau started taking boxing lessons. He's since fought in two exhibition wheelchair boxing matches and he wants the sport to grow in popularity.

Why a trip to Vimy Ridge is so meaningful for 2 Halifax teens

Two Nova Scotia students are heading to Belgium and France for a week-long program to learn about Canada's role in the First World War.

Meet the Halifax entrepreneur whose sole focus is giving shoes swag

Kemmy Smith is the brains behind Kreations by Kemmy, a Halifax company that does custom designs on sneakers and turns them into colourful works of art. Rappers, NBA players and Olympic medallists are among his customers.

Engineer questions repair strategy for Quinpool Road bridge

A structural engineer from the Halifax area says there are repair options that would take less time than the planned four-month repair job that's expected to become a nightmare for Halifax commuters.

After injury-riddled season, Mooseheads gear up for playoffs

When the Halifax Mooseheads play their first playoff game Friday night at home, they'll be doing so with something they've been lacking for most of the season: a mostly intact lineup.

Hoops legend Steve Konchalski plans to make most of last two years with X-Men

After 44 years of coaching the men's basketball team at Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S., Steve Konchalski has long been asked when he was going to stop coaching the team. Now there's an answer.

How some Nova Scotia students are pushing for menstrual equity

A little more than a year ago, Lucy MacLeod watched a YouTube video that changed her life. Within weeks at Dalhousie University she launched a chapter of a group that makes period products available to those who need them.

Why did someone steal this portrait from a rural Nova Scotia church?

Almost 40 years after a portrait of a prominent Loyalist was stolen from a church in Weymouth, N.S., a documentary film crew is hoping to find out what happened to the oil painting.