Fake COVID notification apps and websites aim to steal money and personal data

Thousands of fake Canadian government websites, emails and apps that take advantage of the pandemic to try to mine personal data or steal money have been taken down in the last few months, according to... Read more »

Cape Breton doctors, province search for cause of high hospital death rate

Nova Scotia’s health authority and a group of local doctors are both doing separate reviews to figure out why so many people are dying unexpectedly in Cape Breton Regional Municipality hospitals. The... Read more »

Disability advocates call for easier access to ‘life-changing’ technology

Tammy Martin has spent more than a decade helping young students with special needs learn to read — a skill that she, too, would struggle with if not for a state-of-the-art device that allows... Read more »

How an ultra-rare disease is bringing this N.S. family closer together

Three Nova Scotians who have the same extremely rare condition say their shared experience has brought them closer together as a family. Brad, Bradley and Amanda Bright have Camurati-Engelmann disease, a skeletal... Read more »

How rugby prepared Dr. Strang for Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 pandemic

Robert Strang spent much of 2020 facing the media scrum in Nova Scotia as the province’s top COVID-19 doctor, but his spirit was forged in a different scrum: a rugby one.  Born in Zimbabwe... Read more »

Lingering complications from COVID-19 still haunt some Nova Scotians months later

On paper, Kelly Marshall of Stellarton, N.S., officially recovered from COVID-19 months ago. In reality, the dividing line between sick and recovered isn’t so clear.  She still suffers from complications brought on by... Read more »

How pandemic stress is showing up in the oral health of Nova Scotians

Dental professionals in Nova Scotia are seeing signs of pandemic stress in mouths. Wendy Stewart, president-elect of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, says over the past few months she has noticed more... Read more »

Opposition MLAs call for urgent action on Cape Breton hospital deaths

The hospital death ratio in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality is alarming opposition MLAs who feel the province is failing to act.  For the third straight year, hospitals in and around Sydney, N.S., recorded... Read more »

The pandemic unexpectedly saved thousands from financial ruin. But there’s a reckoning on the horizon

This story is part of The Big Spend, a CBC News investigation examining the unprecedented $240 billion the federal government handed out during the first eight months of the pandemic. As the COVID-19... Read more »

Experimental research detects COVID-19 in Wolfville, N.S., wastewater

Researchers who are using wastewater as a way to detect the virus that causes COVID-19 have discovered it in Wolfville, N.S. While the research is still experimental and the results may not be definitive, Nova... Read more »