Ian Munroe

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Ian Munroe is a Toronto-based CBCNews.ca online journalist who has worked for newspapers, magazines and broadcasters in Halifax, Tokyo and Dubai. Find him on Twitter @imunroe, email ian.munroe@cbc.ca

Latest from Ian Munroe

Venezuela, Russia aim to dodge sanctions with cryptocurrency, but experts aren't buying it

The governments of Russia and Venezuela are turning to cryptocurrencies in an effort to dodge international sanctions, but cybersecurity analysts and former government officials say it's a long shot.

Joseph Cameron's killer met him hours before death, judge finds

A teenager convicted of murdering Joseph Douglas Cameron only met the 20-year-old hours before gunning him down on a Dartmouth sidewalk in March 2016, a judge determined.

Union cries foul over limited constitutional review of wage package deal

The union that represents civil servants is criticizing the province for excluding sections of the legislation from a constitutional review by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.

Muffins and slime: How some Halifax daycares are dealing with the eclipse

Child-care facilities in Halifax are taking precautions to keep young ones from potentially damaging their eyes during Monday’s partial solar eclipse.

Dog who died saving owners from house fire hailed as hero

A woman in Nova Scotia survived a house fire thanks her dog Charlie, who warned them they were in danger before the 17-year-old Jack Russell terrier succumbed to smoke inhalation.

Vet warns of rise in leptospirosis cases in dogs around Halifax

A Halifax-area veterinarian is advising local dog owners to take precautions due to a spike in cases of leptospirosis — an infectious disease that's transferable to humans.

Halifax motorcyclist seeks clarity from police over his purple lights

A safety-conscious motorcyclist in Halifax is looking for clarity after he was warned by an RCMP officer that he could be ticketed for using glow lights that aren't explicitly banned under provincial law.

Parents in Antigonish say no to new female hockey association

Members of the Antigonish Minor Hockey Association have voted overwhelmingly against joining a new hockey association for female players in that part of the province.

Erik the Red, beloved cat on Halifax ship, dies after brief illness

A feline fixture along the Halifax waterfront, the orange tabby passed away earlier this week at around 20 years of age.

Province awards $2.9M contract to build long-awaited Shelburne clinic

The province has awarded a contract for the construction of a medical clinic that many residents in Shelburne, N.S., have been awaiting for years.

Nova Scotia businessman awarded 'bittersweet' $8.2M from province

A Nova Scotia entrepreneur has been awarded millions of dollars from the province for the way in which it went about expropriating land to twin a section of the Trans-Canada Highway, but he's not overjoyed with the decision.

Teepee contract fuels frustration ahead of Grand Pré festival

An event being held next month in Grand Pré, N.S., to celebrate the historical ties between the Mi'kmaq and Acadians is taking heat over a decision to contract the work to build 15 teepees to a company that's not Indigenous-owned.

Student group criticizes Justin Trudeau for marching in Halifax Pride parade

A local student association is taking issue with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marching in the 30th annual Halifax Pride parade, which drew a huge crowd of revellers to the city's downtown on Saturday afternoon.

Councillor wants dooring outlawed after cyclist injured

A Halifax councillor wants the province to make dooring cyclists an offence under the Motor Vehicle Act after a woman on her bike was struck and seriously injured by a truck door on a Halifax street earlier this week.

Safe injection site needed in Nova Scotia, says prescription drug activist

Amy Graves welcomes Nova Scotia’s plan to tackle the opioid crisis, but she says much more still needs to be done.

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