Stories by Michael Trombetta

Michael Trombetta

Michael is a student writer at King's College. He's an English literature graduate of Ryerson University. Interested in people, our environment, and what doesn't make sense.

A gambler sits at a slot machine at Casino Nova Scotia.

Addictions therapist skeptical of industry-run gambling literacy campaign

'They make a lot of their money off problem gamblers,' says Elizabeth Stephen

Feb 14, 2020

A Beijing subway station during the coronavirus outbreak.

'My state of alert is higher': Woman self-isolates after China trip

Sarah Parisio left China the day before travel bans were implemented

Feb 11, 2020

Wood chips will be burned in a biomass boiler to heat buildings.

Six public buildings to take part in wood heating pilot project

Province says using wood for heating will help boost wounded forestry economy after Northern Pulp closure

Feb 6, 2020

The aeration lagoon next to the Boat Harbour treatment facility. This photo was taken in 2009.

TimelineHow Boat Harbour went from a clean estuary to a waste treatment lagoon

Northern Pulp is going to shut down on Jan. 31, putting a stop to the flow of industrial wastewater into Boat Harbour

Jan 29, 2020

The 2019 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Nova Scotia.

‘You can’t be surprised’: Child poverty in Nova Scotia affects 1 in 4 kids

Data suggests child poverty remains rampant, and has reduced little since Canada’s resolution to end it

Jan 25, 2020

A no parking sign warns drivers about car booting.

Halifax looks at taming ‘Wild West’ of car booting

Lisa Blackburn says residents complained about ‘predatory’ companies

Jan 24, 2020

A crow walks along a Novia Scotia power line.

Above or below? Are Nova Scotia's power lines resilient enough?

Current power lines aren't good enough for changing weather, climate scientist says

Jan 16, 2020