Taryn Grant


Taryn Grant is a Halifax-based reporter and web writer for CBC Nova Scotia. You can email her with tips and feedback at taryn.grant@cbc.ca

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Nova Scotia's short-term rental registry off to slow start

Starting April 1, any rental accommodation that has a roof, offers stays of 28 days or fewer and isn't inside the operator's primary home had to register with the province, but only a fraction of those qualifying have done so.

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil to step down after 17 years in politics

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announced Thursday he will be stepping down but will stay on until a new Liberal Party leader is chosen.

Concerns over NSCAD's Fountain Campus deepen board-community divide

The longtime home of NSCAD University has become a source of conflict as the Halifax art and design school grapples with what to do with its aging Granville Street campus.

Last-minute help saves Halifax woman from homelessness

After sharing her story with CBC News, Joedie Muise received the help she needed to find a new apartment. She was facing a rent increase of $150, which she couldn't afford, and was struggling to find something in Halifax's tight rental market.

Justice minister says Nova Scotia pushed Ottawa for public inquiry from the get-go

Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey says he advocated from the outset for a public inquiry into one of Canada's worst mass killings, and only agreed to a less-powerful review to keep the co-operation of the federal government.

Families of N.S. shooting victims celebrate public inquiry

A march on Wednesday planned in protest turned out to be a celebration for the families of the Nova Scotia shooting victims and their supporters. The day before, the provincial and federal governments responded to their pleas and committed to a joint public inquiry into April’s mass killing.

Charge dropped against man connected to death of Cape Breton teen

Hayden Laffin was set to stand trial for attempting to obstruct justice in the death of Joneil Hanna, a 17-year-old from North Sydney, N.S. Laffin was the driver who hit Hanna.

N.S. medical examiner says he won't call for inquiry into mass killing

Law professor Wayne MacKay says the review panel looking into Nova Scotia's killing rampage is 'fatally flawed,' but there are still options for changing course toward the full public inquiry that many are calling for. One option had been in the hands of the medical examiner.

Rent increase pushes Halifax woman toward homelessness

Joedie Muise is being priced out of her longtime apartment this month and can't find anywhere else she can afford to live. It's an increasingly common scenario in Halifax's tight rental market.

Masks to be mandatory in most indoor public spaces in Nova Scotia

Starting at the end of the month, Nova Scotians will be expected to wear non-medical masks when in most indoor public spaces. The state of emergency has also been renewed for two more weeks.

Public-private partnership for N.S. hospital project 'appropriate,' says AG

Nova Scotia's auditor general says the province made a "reasonable and appropriate" decision in opting for a public-private partnership for large parts of the $2-billion QEII hospital redevelopment project.

Protesters halt removal of trees in rural N.S. community

A group of protesters stopped provincial crews from removing trees lining a stretch of rural highway in the small community of Petite Riviѐre Bridge, N.S., Thursday morning.

N.S. home sales spike in June, despite predictions for pandemic-induced slowdown

After two sluggish months in April and May, new listings rebounded in June and there were 30 per cent more sales than in the same month last year. The president of the Nova Scotia Association of Realtors says supply can't keep up with demand.

NSCAD faculty union votes overwhelmingly against board after president fired

An overwhelming majority of faculty union members at NSCAD University in Halifax have voted "no confidence" in the board of governors after the removal of the school's president less than two weeks ago.

Charges dropped against Halifax woman injured in Walmart arrest

A Halifax woman who says she was racially profiled during a controversial arrest at a local Walmart earlier this year had all charges dropped against her. Santina Rao was facing charges of causing a disturbance, assaulting a peace officer, and resisting arrest.