Stories by Simon Smith

Simon Smith

Simon Smith is a multimedia journalist with The Signal in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is an avid traveller and is interested in local news, business, technology and culture.

Lower Water St in Halifax.

Why you're being told to shop local this holiday season

Across Nova Scotia, campaigns are urging people to spend their money on small businesses

Dec 3, 2020

Nova Scotia Health is providing taxis through 811 to those without vehicles in Nova Scotia.

Free rides available to COVID-19 testing sites in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Health can arrange taxis with “enhanced cleaning procedures” for those without cars

Nov 25, 2020

Affordable housing is scarce in Halifax.

Housing crisis, COVID-19 ‘a rock and a hard place’ for some in Halifax

A number of HRM residents are facing difficult decisions amid the two crises

Nov 23, 2020

Experts in sociology, criminology and psychology are doubtful that community 'snitching' is an effective inhibitor of COVID-19 spread.

Should I report my neighbour for breaking COVID rules?

Experts say COVID ‘snitching’ may do more harm than good

Nov 21, 2020

Micmac Street in Halifax is one of several streets in the HRM mentioned in Coun. Sam Austin's motion for a staff report to recommend changes to street names.

‘Micmac’ street names in Halifax could soon change

The street names were called ‘antiquated’ and 'colonial' during Tuesday’s regional council meeting

Nov 18, 2020

Morgan Toney plays his fiddle at the wharf beside Wagmatcook Elders Centre in Wagmatcook First Nation, one of the two communities he calls home.

Cape Breton fiddler honours Mi’kmaw nation with virtual Celtic Colours debut

Up-and-comer Morgan Toney has only been playing for a year and a half

Oct 27, 2020