Stories by Mira Dietz Chiasson

Christine Stortini says she's surprised some people still think climate change is not real.

climate changeClimate science is not unclear

Local climate experts set the record straight

Mar 23, 2017

In Nova Scotia, over 25 per cent of electricity comes from renewables sources, like these windmills in Amherst.

climate changeCap and trade: Be bold, Nova Scotia say experts

The province will implement a cap and trade program to deal with climate change in 2018

Mar 10, 2017

Sarah Kay Granke (centre) spoke about the provincial sexual violence prevention strategy.

Sexual violenceWhat is Nova Scotia doing to address sexual violence?

Nova Scotia is hiring prosecutors and opening a new domestic violence court

Mar 8, 2017

Dardenne says there are two or three weeks during the year when sea lettuce tastes the best.

Wild foodsFred Dardenne is tapping into Nova Scotia’s wild food potential

People are learning about foraged foods through weekly wild food boxes

Mar 3, 2017

Marian Munro says  buttercups, shown above, contain a compound that can severely irritate the skin.

BotanyIs that plant safe to eat? A new app will tell you

Harmful Nova Scotia Plants is a companion app to Useful Nova Scotia Plants

Feb 28, 2017

Auditor General Michael Pickup spoke to media on Wednesday.

Auditor generalWhat does the auditor general’s latest report say about Nova Scotia's government?

Auditor general Michael Pickup says the provincial government should be proud

Feb 22, 2017

A convoy of dump trucks waiting to be filled with snow on Coburg Road.

snow removalWhat happens to all of the snow cleared from the streets?

HRM spokesperson says crews are still working around the clock

Feb 21, 2017

A chickadee, also a year-round resident, is a little wary of the squirrel hogging the bird feeder. Chickadees are extremely hardy and will sing even during blizzards.

BirdsWhat's up with our birds?

Warmer winters may result in more birds staying around for winter

Jan 16, 2017

District warchief from Elsipogtog, Jason Augustine, joins Dale Andrew Poulette and elder Isabelle Knockwood at the fire

Alton Gas Protest Using treaty rights to protect a river

Protesters have time to 'celebrate' after Alton Gas delays brining until 2017

Nov 23, 2016