Sherri Borden Colley


Sherri Borden Colley has been a reporter for more than 20 years. Many of the stories she writes are about social justice, race and culture, human rights and the courts. To get in touch with Sherri email

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Black women in N.S. less likely to get tested for breast and cervical cancers, study finds

Black women in Nova Scotia are less likely than white women to get mammograms and PAP tests that screen for breast and cervical cancer, a new review out of the University of Toronto has found.

Black and Indigenous voices often missing from climate change discussions

A push is on to reach out to marginalized groups in Nova Scotia, many of whom have historically lived in areas without good public infrastructure, potentially making them that much more vulnerable to the effects of a warming planet.

Regulator dismisses water meter complaints from mobile home owners

Nova Scotia's Utility and Review Board says it does not have jurisdiction to hear a complaint that the the owner of four mobile parks is forcing residents to install costly water meters before they can sell their homes. The complaint was filed by three Halifax municipal councillors earlier this year.

N.S. woman alleges landlords refuse to rent to her because of her children

A Middle Sackville woman claims several landlords have refused to rent to her because she has four children living with her.

N.S. NDP say rent control needed to make rental housing more affordable

Nova Scotia's New Democrats say rent control and regulating short-term rental site Airbnb are desperately needed in the province. One north-end Halifax renter displaced by Hurricane Dorian says he's looking at more than a 50 per cent hike in rent to find a suitable alternative.

Elizabeth Cromwell remembered as 'visionary' for preserving black N.S. history, culture

Elizabeth Cromwell, who helped found the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre in Birchtown, N.S., has died. She was 75. The Order of Canada recipient served on the Black Loyalist Heritage Society's board until her death.

N.S. expat living in Bahamas works to rebuild life after Hurricane Dorian

A former North Preston, N.S., woman who lost six friends and everything she owned when Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas in early September says she's thankful her life was spared.

N.S. bird watchers shocked by 'staggering' bird declines

Bird watching and nature conservancy groups were reacting to a recent report that estimates there are nearly three billion fewer birds in Canada and the United States than there were half a century ago.

Black social workers prompt change in child welfare system

The Association of Black Social Workers is concerned about the over-representation of black children in Nova Scotia's foster care system. The association is holding its 40th anniversary conference in Halifax Sept. 26-27.

Panel to explore demand fuelling human trafficking in N.S.

A panel Saturday in Halifax will discuss the demand fuelling human trafficking in Nova Scotia.

Social worker aims for black men to address 'something that's not talked about'

A series of workshops for black men and boys will start next month in Dartmouth to address domestic violence against women. The program will later expand to Halifax and Truro.

From violence to peace: Tournament draws teams from as far as Boston

The Basketball Peace Tournament started after a spate of killings in the Halifax region in 2016 that left several black men dead. The 3rd annual tournament begins today.

Coady Institute offers new course in conflict, peace and development

The Coady International Institute at Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S., is offering a new online course to teach women leaders about dealing with conflict, peace building and community development. Seventeen women, mostly from Africa, took a pilot of the course last year.

Preston Township Homecoming focuses on family ties, history, unity

The Preston Township Homecoming week-long reunion starting Friday will highlight families ties, history and achievements in the communities of North Preston, East Preston, Cherry Brook and Lake Loon.

Another former DND employee comes forward with allegations of racism

Carol Pickering, a former black storesperson at the Department of National Defence at CFB Halifax and 12 Wing Shearwater, claims persistent racism she suffered in the workplace over a three-year period forced her to walk away from DND in 2014.