Zak Markan

Zak Markan is a CBC journalist based in Halifax. You can often hear him on Information Morning.

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The controversial anti-abortion pregnancy group in the heart of a N.S. university

For four years, Acadia Pregnancy Support has been operating in the students union building of Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S. But how it advertises itself and the medical information it provides is under scrutiny.

New street in Montreal to be named after Viola Desmond

Wanda Robson is "excited and proud" that Montreal is honouring her late sister, Viola Desmond, by naming a new street after her.

Digby Neck fishermen urge DFO to start much-needed wharf repairs

Wharves in the three harbours may look sound but there are serious structural problems that could have dangerous consequences, says a committee formed to lobby for repairs.

Why one group says Nova Scotia needs a minimum guaranteed income system

Basic Income Nova Scotia is urging provincial political parties to commit during the election campaign to launching a feasibility study on implementing a minimum guaranteed income system in the province.

Nova Scotia land-based fish farm gets $1M federal investment

Sustainable Blue Fish Farming Ltd. in Centre Burlington has spent 10 years developing what it calls a "zero discharge" closed-containment system to raise Atlantic salmon.

Controversial show 13 Reasons Why resonates with psychologist's teen clients

Halifax-area child psychologist Kiran Pure says scores of her teenage clients have watched the show and tell her it has relevance for them, though other mental health advocates have concerns.

'Stop playing the racism card,' Shelburne councillor tells black resident

Rick Davis has stoked controversy with Facebook comments he made after a black resident raised concerns about environmental racism and the location of the area’s landfill.

PTSD is a reality for sexual assault victims, says women's advocate

The executive director of Halifax's Avalon Sexual Assault Centre says she's not surprised that research has found women who suffer trauma are more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder than men.

After spending $1M, Kings County scraps plans for new office

Kings County council has voted to scrap a controversial plan to construct a new building to house municipal staff and council offices in Coldbrook, N.S.

Neglect, corruption and the history behind Halifax's deadliest fire

A new book delves into the shady history behind Halifax's most deadly fire that killed 30 of its most vulnerable citizens.

UARB rejects Kings County's plan to realign seats for fall election

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has overruled the Kings County Council's decision on how to realign and re-distribute seats for this fall's election.

Nova Scotia family abandoned home after neighbour blocked road access

A Colchester County, N.S., man says his family was forced to abandon their house because their neighbour blocked access to the public road leading to their property in Little Five Islands.

Plan for $4.5M collaborative care practice in Chester on track

The work of figuring out how to staff and run the new Our Health Centre collaborative care practice in Chester is back on track, the Nova Scotia Health Authority says.

Master's degree requirement for N.S. career counsellor jobs unfair, activist says

A longtime Nova Scotia activist says new provincial education requirements for career counsellor positions are unrealistic and will result in systemic discrimination.

Nova Scotia's piping plovers still plagued by off-leash dogs, group says

An endangered species of shore bird in Nova Scotia is having a hard time shaking off the persistent problem of off-leash dogs, according to a conservation group.