Stories by Stephen Wentzell

Stephen Wentzell

Stephen Wentzell is an ambitious and resilient investigative writer from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has been a journalist for a third of his life. He is interested in covering municipal and provincial politics, the climate crisis, and housing issues. An avid wrestling fan and cat dad to Benson and Pazuzu, Stephen hopes to relocate to the United States after graduating to pursue a career in political reporting.

Candidates running to be the next premier of Nova Scotia. Left to right is Labi Kousoulis, Iain Rankin, and Randy Delorey.

Three candidates are running for premier in Nova Scotia. Where do they stand?

The Signal spoke with the candidates vying to succeed Stephen McNeil as Liberal leader

Feb 1, 2021

This home, on the 6300 block of Willow Street, is where Linda Lamontagne was killed in October 2019.

Not-criminally responsible hearing begins in Halifax homicide case

Halifax man who tried to bury his mother in his backyard returns to court

Jan 27, 2021

Karen Casey, deputy premier of Nova Scotia and minister of finance, announces Thursday she will not seek re-election.

N.S. Deputy Premier Karen Casey announces retirement

The Colchester-North MLA will not seek re-election

Jan 21, 2021

Andre Fenton poses for a photo at the Halifax North Memorial Public Library.

Black youth writing workshop coming to Halifax

Rising Black Nova Scotian author hosting coming-of-age workshop series

Jan 20, 2021

MPs are hearing complaints from people who are receiving unsolicited copies of the Epoch Times.

Right-wing fringe newspaper is appearing on doorsteps across the Maritimes

'The last thing we need is this landing in Canadians’ mailboxes,' says MP Lenore Zann

Jan 15, 2021

This demolition site, at Oxford and North streets, began tearing down the building while a tenant was still living inside.

HousingHalifax councillors exploring improvements to demolition permits

The move is a response to an eviction by demolition in Halifax

Jan 14, 2021

This empty building on College Street could be demolished and replaced with a new shelter.

HousingCollege Street emergency shelter proposal moves to next phase

New shelter could reduce the chronically homeless population by 10 per cent

Jan 13, 2021

A police cruiser.

When crime reporting does no justice

Journalists need to consider their relationship with police.

Dec 17, 2020

Julie takes a walk through the Halifax Public Gardens on Tuesday afternoon, the day before her recovery milestone.

Brave new world

Recovering from a substance use disorder is an achievement. This is why Julie Melanson of Halifax is celebrating today.

Dec 16, 2020