Stories by Ben Roth

Ben Roth

Ben Roth is a freelance journalist working in Edmonton, Alberta. He is a graduate of the University of King’s College journalism program where he completed his Masters’ degree, and the University of Alberta where he majored in political science and minored in sociology.

Terrance is one of the 25 cats that have already been adopted from the 80 that were rescued.

Nova Scotia SPCA working to help hoarded cats find new homes

Many adopted already, others are receiving necessary medical care

Dec 2, 2020

Despite the rules being played out clearly, some travellers are finding that follow through when it comes to compliance calls don't happen as promised and consequences for missing them are minimal.

Travellers find Nova Scotia's COVID compliance checks aren't as advertised

Some travellers go unchecked for 14-day isolation periods, no consequences for no response

Nov 30, 2020

The movement towards defunding the police has picked up momentum across Canada and the United States following protests against police violence over the summer.

Community input to guide conversation on defunding the police

Public hearings for Halifax may begin as early as January

Nov 17, 2020

Lisa Adams won a landmark victory in N.S. Supreme Court after spending 16 days in an extreme form of segregation while in prison.

‘I’m in hell’: Nova Institution inmate challenges dry cell treatment

16-day ordeal raises the issue of charter rights for prisoners

Nov 10, 2020

Health experts say getting the flu shot this year is more important than ever before.

Halifax-area pharmacies prepare for busy flu season in midst of pandemic

Pharmacy manager encourages people to call ahead

Oct 28, 2020