Stories by Heather Norman

The new domestic violence court with take place at the Halifax provincial courthouse.

Domestic AbuseDomestic violence court set to open in Halifax

Offenders to take part in educational and therapeutic programs prior to sentencing

Feb 15, 2018

Kemmy Smith holds up a pair of his Skittles-inspired sneakers.

Sneaker ArtMeet Halifax's sneaker artist

Student has painted about 35 pairs since July, and he’s just getting started

Feb 12, 2018

Deputy Minister of Community Services, Lynn Hartwell (right), speaks at the Standing Committee of Public Accounts on Wednesday.

Income AssistanceMore reforms could come to income assistance, but no earlier than 2019

Community Services to increase rates of income assistance by at least two per cent

Feb 1, 2018

Tim Houston, PC leadership candidate, says the investigation into allegations against Jamie Baillie was "serious."

PC PartyBaillie investigation was 'thoughtful process,' says Tim Houston

Independent investigation was led by a lawyer in Halifax

Feb 1, 2018

Participants at the public meeting on the future of the Halifax Common look at a questionnaire on Wednesday night.

Halifax CommonPart of the conversation: what’s next for the Halifax Common?

Second of five public meetings regarding the future of popular park held Wednesday

Feb 1, 2018

Minister Delorey speaks to journalists at the Department of Health and Wellness on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Health careNova Scotia to save millions in national generic drug deal, minister says

Public drug programs in Nova Scotia currently cost $270 million

Jan 31, 2018

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal heard Paul Wayne Simpson's case at the Halifax Law Courts.

CourtsFormer navy sailor appeals sexual assault conviction

Paul Wayne Simpson received ineffective counsel at trial, lawyer argues

Jan 19, 2018

Graphic by Heather Norman.

An inconvenient quagmire

Reporting on climate change is complicated. It is also vital.

Nov 22, 2017