Stories by Mel Hattie

Mel Hattie

Mel Hattie is a travel journalist from Canada's east coast. She's currently in the MJ New Ventures stream at the University of King's College. She appreciates a good cup of tea and extra legroom on long flights. @melhadtea She blogs about tea and travel at Mel Had Tea.

WorldHow social entrepreneurship is changing the Philippines

Social entrepreneurship means a chance to leave the slums behind

Nov 29, 2016

This is Baihao Yinzhen, also known as White Hair Silver Needle tea. It's a white tea and is considered a 'specialty tea'.

All the tea by the sea

Specialty tea sales are on the rise in Canada, but Maritimers are slow to stray from traditional black tea.

Sep 7, 2016

InteractiveDeadly start to 2016 for journalists

Unusually high number of journalists killed so far this year

Feb 16, 2016

SurfingFrom ‘slabby barrels’ to ‘point breaks’

Surfing gets technical when the weather turns chilly

Feb 10, 2016

News‘We wanted to keep working’: striking Herald workers

Local Xpress showcases reporters' ongoing work

Feb 2, 2016

Colt Cabana, about to punch Richard Shinary in the… you guessed it.

SportsThe wrestling crowd screamed ‘Beat that Dick!’

WrestleCentre brought scripted, high-flying acrobatics to the Halifax Forum

Feb 1, 2016

Darkside co-owner Megan H

News'We would have to shut our doors. We would have to declare bankruptcy'

Darkside Gallery & Cafe faces possible $47K fine more than a year after opening

Jan 25, 2016

TechnologyHow to train your robot

Armbrae robotics team prepares Lego robot for February provincials

Jan 21, 2016

CrimeSentencing adjourned in confinement case

Judge says it wouldn't be fair to sentence Andre Gray while Beals’ trial is still ongoing.

Jan 15, 2016

N.S. EducationA ‘big, hairy, audacious goal’ of teen entrepreneurship

Every Grade 9 class in the province will have Economics for Success program

Jan 15, 2016