Shaina Luck


Shaina Luck covers everything from court to city council. Her favourite stories are about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Email:

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CBC Investigates

Years of leaks and mould, and finally a promise that repairs will be done right

Long-awaited renovations for 36 housing units in Nova Scotia run by Tawaak Housing Association are underway, and the organization says there are significant new measures being taken to reassure tenants the work is done well. 
CBC Investigates

National strategy could reset urban Indigenous housing, but some say more is needed

Some housing advocates say homes for urban Indigenous peoples must be more fully addressed in the federal national housing strategy. If a sustainable model for small providers cannot be found, some worry the housing many Indigenous families rely on will be lost.

Province's securities commission says almost $300K taken in alleged scam

The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is investigating a man it says took almost $300,000 from three people while operating a business out of a Halifax post office box. 

How a quilt is offering hope amid tragedy in Nova Scotia

After the Nova Scotia mass shooting, Margaret Mauger spent hundreds of hours hand-stitching a quilt. She's now ready to pass it on to a new owner, to support a project she holds even closer to her heart: free trauma counselling for anyone who needs it.

Hearing wraps in case of Sydney gynecologist accused of misconduct

The lawyer for a Sydney, N.S., specialist in obstetrics and gynecology told a disciplinary panel Thursday there wasn't enough evidence to prove the case against Dr. Manivasan Moodley, who is accused of professional misconduct stemming from alleged incidents with two separate women.

Patient consent issue central to hearing against Sydney gynecologist

A panel of five people must soon decide whether a Sydney, N.S., obstetrician is guilty of professional misconduct after two patients accused him of inappropriate sexual conduct and language during separate examinations.

Home screening kits for colon cancer and when they could be in mail again

Colonoscopies have resumed, but the health authority has to work through a backlog of 700 procedures first before it starts mailing out new kits.

New Glasgow, Dartmouth defaced by racist graffiti, messages

People in New Glasgow and Dartmouth are reacting with anger and disappointment to the appearance of racist graffiti on several residential streets and buildings. 

Rally demands changes to N.S. Human Rights Commission

People rallied outside the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Friday calling for changes to policies they say disadvantage Black complainants and other people of colour. 

Family say they were threatened by teens swinging noose at Chester Basin beach

A Nova Scotia family says they were threatened by teenagers swinging a noose at them during a trip to the beach in Chester Basin, N.S. RCMP said officers were called to a disturbance at the beach on Saturday afternoon, but no charges have been laid.

No incarceration for special constables sentenced in Halifax jail death

Dan Fraser and Cheryl Gardner were found guilty in a jury trial in November 2019. Justice Kevin Coady delivered his sentencing decision Monday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax.

After fears it would close, Truro Sexual Health Centre to remain open

Facing possible closure, a sexual health clinic in Truro, N.S., that offers health care to transgender people will continue to operate and might one day see an expansion of services.

NSCAD students, faculty rally outside school calling for board changes

The rally was organized by a group called Friends of NSCAD. The group is calling on the board of governors to step down and to reinstate Mac Namara. 

Hybrid electric boat launches on Halifax's Northwest Arm

A unique new boat was launched Wednesday morning into Halifax's Northwest Arm, carrying with it a smudge blessing from a Mi'kmaw elder and the hope that it can help reduce the carbon footprint of the marine industry. 

Halifax Sexual Health Centre reaching 'unsustainable' level of demand

The Halifax Sexual Health Centre is appealing to the province to inject more funding into the charitable organization, saying the clinic has reached an "unsustainable" level of demand partially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.