Cassidy Chisholm

Cassidy Chisholm is a web writer from New Brunswick who is now sharing stories at CBC Nova Scotia. She can be reached at

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Progressive Conservatives sweep southern New Brunswick ridings

The Progressive Conservative have swept all of the southern New Brunswick ridings, helping Blaine Higgs capture a majority government.

More than 133,000 New Brunswick residents voted at advance polls, smashing record

A record-breaking number of New Brunswick residents voted in advance polls ahead of the provincial election Monday, according to figures from Elections New Brunswick.

Families of victims in N.S. shooting rampage say police left body in vehicle as it was towed

The families of the victims of the Nova Scotia mass shooting have amended their proposed class-action lawsuit to include a new accusation alleging the RCMP allowed a victim's body to remain inside a vehicle as it was towed away from the crime scene.

Woman who says she was racially profiled by Halifax police encourages others to speak out

About 100 people gathered at a Halifax park on Friday to show solidarity with a Dartmouth, N.S., woman who says she was racially profiled by police last month.

MP says governments, private sector must come together to fix Halifax's housing shortage

Halifax's real estate market is booming, but first-time homeowners looking to upgrade are being left in the dust with no place to go, which is leading some people to say it's time to make changes to the housing market.

Dalhousie vet celebrates life of deceased mother by displaying 30 years of her rug-hooking art

A Dalhousie University veterinarian has celebrated the life of his deceased mother by laying out 200 rugs she hooked by hand over the last 30 years, on the lawn at the school.

Dartmouth homeowner relieved after fast-acting neighbours respond to close-call lightning strike

A Dartmouth homeowner is feeling relieved by the quick action of his neighbours, after a close-call lightning strike nearly hit a propane tank behind his home and started a fire on Tuesday evening.

N.S. food truck that serves people in need celebrates serving 10,000 meals in under a year

Freedom Kitchen has been serving meals to low-income families, youths and residents in Lower Sackville, N.S., one day a week for just under a year. Last week, the kitchen served its 10,000th meal.

Random act of kindness inspires 2 years of scavenger hunts in Annapolis Valley

What started as a simple random act of kindness two years ago has now turned into a Annapolis Valley-wide scavenger hunt for all ages — aimed at getting people outside and helping their mental health.

Halifax MP announces $31M to help reopen public spaces during COVID

Small business associations, community groups and non-profits will soon have access to federal money to fund small projects aimed at supporting the safe reopening of public spaces amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Secondary suites will create more affordable, accessible housing, Halifax councillor says

A Halifax councillor says the city's recent decision to allow certain types of properties to have backyard or secondary suites is a way to create more affordable and accessible housing in the city.

Educators, parents rally for answers about Nova Scotia's back-to-school plan

Educators, parents and concerned citizens gathered outside Province House Monday, calling for clarity and improvements to Nova Scotia's back-to-school plan.

Nova Scotians will have a new premier by spring, says political analyst

A political analyst says he anticipates Nova Scotia will have a new premier by early spring.

Out-of-province workers demand consistency in Atlantic bubble isolation requirements

Two out-of-province workers from Nova Scotia are calling on the provincial government to adjust their current isolation requirements to match those of New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island.

Nova Scotia back down to 2 active COVID-19 cases

Nova Scotia is reporting that two more cases of COVID-19 have been resolved and there are only two known active cases remaining in the province.