Stories by Benjamin Wilson

Nova Scotia Finance Minister Karen Casey responds to reporters Thursday morning.

CannabisNot high enough: NSLC online cannabis sales are less than anticipated

Nova Scotia may expand NSLC cannabis stores in the coming months to fill in sales gaps

Feb 14, 2019

Jeri Brown (far right) runs through a monologue as Natasha Thomas (centre left) and Linda Carvery (centre right) sing 'Amazing Grace' during rehearsal on Friday.

ArtsLocal production blends genres for African Heritage Month

Unique genre steps into the spotlight, as local production takes the stage at Pier 21.

Feb 8, 2019

Rosie the Labradoodle sits beside her self-produced waste in Conrose Park Thursday afternoon.

EnvironmentHalifax flags doggy bags issue

HRM interested in turning dog waste into renewable energy

Feb 7, 2019

Walking soccer player Luigi Lucia warms up at the BMO Soccer Complex.

CommunitySeniors play modified version of soccer every week to stay active and socialize

Organization offers program for seniors to stay active and social

Feb 7, 2019

Jill Brothers will serve as skip for Team Nova Scotia at the 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

CurlingJill Brothers ready to represent Nova Scotia in Nova Scotia

Brothers looks to build on provincial success heading into the Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Feb 3, 2019

Warren Wesson, founder of the Dartmouth Shelter Society (left), and Pastor Chuck Kelades (right) prep the shelter space in Sonlife Community Church.

Homeless ShelterResidents will have to wait to help homeless shelter

Homeless shelter is not expected to open until early February

Jan 28, 2019

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil addresses reporters Thursday morning.

Health careMcNeil wants better mobility for Atlantic Canadian health-care workers

Health-care shortages aggravated by complicated accreditation process

Jan 24, 2019

Halifax regional council voted unanimously on Tuesday to take over ownership of ‘The Sailor” statue, located at 1655 Lower Water Street, near the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

NavySailor statue lasting symbol for disbanded association

New ownership of Halifax statue marks end of an era for Atlantic navy vets

Jan 19, 2019

Regional council wants the province to double fines in order to reduce parking infractions near downtown businesses, hospitals, and universities.

Regional CouncilHRM asks province for parking fine increase

Daily parking can be more expensive than a parking ticket. HRM wants to change that.

Jan 15, 2019

Chad Wadden, left, explains a drill to his players.

basketballNew coach, new approach: this year's UKC basketball Blue Devils

Head coach Chad Wadden revamps the program with experience he gained at Dalhousie

Nov 8, 2018