Stories by Carleigh MacKenzie

Carleigh MacKenzie

Carleigh MacKenzie is a Cape Breton-born writer. She is the copy editor for the Dalhousie Gazette and the vice-president of Dalhousie’s Creative Writing Society. She enjoys intimate longform writing, legal articles and feel-good stories.

Ionization smoke detectors are less effective in detecting smouldering fires, which are the most common fire today.

Most common smoke detector not recommended for detecting most common fire

Why you should install photoelectric smoke detectors in your home

Feb 8, 2022

Three COVID-19-related  deaths have been reported on Monday.

COVID-19 update: three deaths, 91 in hospital, 12 in ICU

Five hospitals add more cases to outbreaks

Feb 7, 2022

Members of the legislature's standing committee on community services met to discuss recreational facilities and the impact of COVID-19.

Rec facilities in Nova Scotia scraping by, loss of revenue can’t be recovered

Arenas, pools, community centres feeling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

Feb 1, 2022

A house on Northwood Terrace in Halifax was listed for $479,900 on Jan. 20 and sold for $620,000 on Jan. 26, six days after hitting the market.

Real estate squeeze: Nova Scotia sees jump in Realtors, but they have few houses to sell

Realtor numbers up 13.6 per cent in 2021; 60.5 per cent drop in available properties

Jan 27, 2022

Prince Andrew High School is changing its name this year.

High school in Dartmouth to be renamed for next year; students to vote

Renaming committee to discuss options for new name for Prince Andrew High

Jan 20, 2022

As housing prices rise, people are finding it harder to buy a house in the Halifax area.

North Bay, Ont., family moves to Halifax, can't find house to buy

Low housing inventory, record sale prices put family in real estate squeeze

Jan 18, 2022

Northwood Halifax Campus is one of the 52 long-term care homes in Nova Scotia experiencing staff shortages.

Long-term care employees short-staffed, worried about mental health

Workers putting in extra hours, filling in where needed, but it's wearing them down

Jan 14, 2022

Justice John Keith ruled against an application for damages under the province's cyber-bullying legislation this week.

Construction worker accuses Dartmouth woman of cyberbullying, court application is denied

Judge rules Facebook post does not fit legal definition of cyberbullying

Jan 13, 2022

A message about staying home and safe on the front steps of a house in south-end Halifax.

'Being kind to yourself': How to self-isolate at home

COVID-19 has forced us inside. Here's how to care for your mental health.

Apr 28, 2020