Stories by Dayne Patterson

Dayne Patterson

Dayne Patterson is a recent graduate student at the University of King's College. He's reported from all over Canada, including B.C., Alberta, and Nova Scotia. Now, you can find him in Saskatchewan searching for ice to skate on, floors to dance on and new stories to write about.

How we did it

The Signal wrote a computer program to gather First Nations COVID data

Jul 13, 2021

Many First Nations across the country used checkpoints and lockdowns to keep the novel coronavirus out of their communities as cases spiked elsewhere.

Inequalities contributed to COVID-19 surge in western First Nations

Isolated communites fared well at first, but experts say when COVID arrived crowded housing helped it spread

Jul 13, 2021

Congregate living settings in Western Canada have been hit hard during the second wave of COVID-19.

For long-term care homes in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, COVID came later, then hit hard

Experts say homes need sweeping changes to safely house vulnerable seniors

May 6, 2021

Selina Pottle at MSVU, where she accumulated $70,000 in student debt as a former student.

Life after debt? Nearly 1,000 student loans included in bankruptcy filings last year

Nearly 17 per cent of bankruptcies filed in 2019 included student loans

Feb 14, 2020

Tim Houston, leader of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party, speaks to reporters following the announcement.

New bill could give ridesharing the ‘green light’ in Nova Scotia: PC leader

The party plans to introduce the bill for government vote shortly after legislature reopens later this month

Feb 10, 2020

Northern Pulp's paper mill in 2009.

‘Anticlimactic’ day in Pictou for start of Northern Pulp shutdown

NS government officials would not confirm if Northern Pulp’s shutdown would breach Boat Harbour Act

Jan 31, 2020

A fire engine speeds down Windsor Street in Halifax with its lights flashing.

Rural HRM areas focus of new Halifax Fire protocol ensuring speedy responses

New protocol is scheduled to be in place by the end of February

Jan 27, 2020

The vehicle carrier ship called Morning Calypso could be one vessel that is monitored by OCIANA.

Dartmouth company gets funding to develop original ‘air traffic control for ships’

CEO says their technology could have prevented some maritime disasters

Jan 24, 2020

Northern Pulp filed for a judicial review on Thursday.

Seeking ‘clarity’: Northern Pulp challenges province over environmental report

On Thursday, Northern Pulp began first round of layoffs in preparation for their Jan. 31 shutdown

Jan 23, 2020

Premier Stephen McNeil says that no new effluent will enter Boat Harbour after Jan. 31.

Pictou Landing First Nation ‘frustrated’ by details of Northern Pulp shutdown

Premier Stephen McNeil told reporters that allowing boiler wastewater into Boat Harbour after Jan. 31 will not breach Boat Harbour Act

Jan 21, 2020