Richard Woodbury


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

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'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.

How a Halifax brewery is working to break down craft beer stereotypes

The stereotype of a craft beer drinker is a young, white man with a beard. Halifax's Good Robot Brewing is changing that.

'Archie! Archie! Archie!': N.S. hockey team makes losing goalie feel like MVP

Eight-year-old Archie Wible's team was down 5-0 in the third period against a much stronger squad when another team watching the game became his personal fan club as he faced a barrage of shots.

He feared a blocked shot would end his hockey career, now he's back and thriving

In his second game as a Halifax Moosehead, Samuel Dubé suffered an unusual injury when after blocking a shot, he developed a blood clot in one of his legs.