Stories by Payge Woodard

PEI falls short

PEI stands alone in Atlantic Canada in having no sexual assault nurse examiner program.

5 days ago

Out of reach

Sexual assault victims in Atlantic Canada face uneven access to a key evidence-collection service.

5 days ago

A drive too far

If you're a victim of sexual assault in Atlantic Canada, where you live may decide what help you get.

1 week ago

Church Closures Saving Saint Patrick's

Parishioners of the aging church hold on to ‘home’

Nov 21, 2016

Over 200 people have been charged for buying sex after Canada introduced new laws

Sex Work “We shop at the same grocery stores that you do," Sex workers fight to legalize their industry

Recent prostitution laws crack down on buyers but add risk for sellers

Sep 9, 2016

Dalhousie student Holly Fisher talks about her mealworm food project as Liberal MP Scott Brison samples a worm cookie.

Budget Why a Liberal MP thinks worm cookies are a good investment

Scott Brison tells Dalhousie students what the new budget has to offer them

Mar 23, 2016

SnapchatDalhousie’s name stuck to racy Snapchat account

University wants name removed from anonymous social media account

Mar 22, 2016

City-owned Camp Hill Cemetery on Summer Street.

Cemeteries How Halifax is running out of room for the dead

There are only 110 traditional plots left, and they’re all at Fairview cemetery

Mar 18, 2016

Nova Scotia ranks second among provinces for number of long-term care beds per 1000 people age 75 plus.

Long-term care Why nursing homes across Nova Scotia are letting seniors fall

Nova Scotia nursing home takes a closer look at belting residents

Mar 16, 2016

City-owned Camp Hill Cemetery, Summer street

Cemeteries Why death will take a toll on wallets in HRM

The city’s change in cemetery fees means higher cost for services

Mar 11, 2016

Budget4 things you need to know about Halifax’s new budget

No real change in property taxes, no real surprises

Mar 10, 2016

SMU Huskies celebrate their victory as Queen's We are the Champions fills the gym

Basketball'There's no greater feeling than to win': SMU defeats CBU and claims fourth title in four years

Huskies women's team take home the gold at AUS basketball championships

Mar 6, 2016

Journalism: Truth or Dare

J-schools have been called upon by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to teach aboriginal history – so are they stepping up?

Jan 11, 2016

Cosmetic contacts for sale at Spirit Halloween

HealthThose vampire-eye contact lenses could risk your health

‘One size fits all’ cosmetic lenses are being flagged for attention by government and professionals

Oct 30, 2015

Brenda and Darrell Webb ask for public's help finding their son

Missing personN.S. couple pleads for help finding son

Parents search for answers after the disappearance of Landon Webb

Oct 28, 2015

Two teachers learn how to make rock, paper, scissors more active at Nova Scotia’s first Physical and Health Literacy Conference.

HealthDo kids need help learning to move? Sport advocates think so

Physical education and health teachers spent the day as students during Nova Scotia’s first Physical and Health Literacy Conference.

Oct 23, 2015

A Nova Scotia Community College recruit shows a student how to use a Lego robot.

EducationFind out how these students may have thought of the perfect method for shaping your eyebrows

High school students participated in the Big Data for Productivity Congress

Oct 21, 2015

Liberal candidate Andy Fillmore after winning in the Halifax riding

Federal electionLiberal Andy Fillmore wins Halifax riding, ousts NDP's Megan Leslie

Liberals sweep Atlantic Canada in first hours of the federal election

Oct 20, 2015

Camp Hill Cemetery, Summer St.

Cemeteries Does Halifax have a ‘moral obligation’ to care for its cemeteries?

“There are no longer people to look after these cemeteries, so they’re virtually becoming abandoned, ” says reverend.

Oct 15, 2015

Keshav Paliwal prepares polling stations for student voters.

Federal election Dartmouth high school students voted today, but not the way you’d expect

17-year-old Keshav Paliwal wanted to fight youth voter apathy. So he took matters into his own hands.

Oct 13, 2015