Stories by Victoria Welland

Victoria Welland

Victoria is a journalist with The Signal at the University of King's College. She is also a member of the news team at CKDU 88.1 FM. Originally from Saskatoon, SK, Victoria did her Bachelor's of Humanities degree at Carleton University. She now lives in Halifax.

Patricia Whyte, photographed in Dartmouth on Dec. 10, is the Indigenous peer support worker with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia.

Parole system fails Indigenous prisoners in Nova Scotia, support workers say

Without access to culturally-specific assistance, parole can be worse than prison

Dec 10, 2021

A fresh layer of snow covers the forest on the edge of Susies Lake on Sunday. The lake is in the southern part of the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lake wilderness area.

HRM may expand Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes wilderness area

Parks Canada considers area for national urban park

Dec 8, 2021

A moss covered tree stands in a forest to the northeast of Paces Lake. The park area is not accessible by public road or trail.

Could Paces Lake be the next Owls Head?

Both Nova Scotia parks have been awaiting official designation for decades

Dec 2, 2021

Yuko Imai holds Trapper, her third puppy she has raised for the CNIB.

Will work for treats: Guide dog training program returns to Halifax

CNIB says applications for guide dogs have gone up 300 per cent over the pandemic

Nov 22, 2021

Ruby, a leatherback sea turtle, splashes in the water after researchers attached a satellite tag to her.

Just keep swimming: One turtle’s journey around the Atlantic

Ruby is one of hundreds of leatherback sea turtles tagged by Fisheries and Oceans

Nov 19, 2021

Halifax Regional Police spokesperson Const. John MacLeod speaks at a news conference on Thursday.

Police name, charge murder suspect in Dartmouth shooting

Canada-wide warrant issued for Tyreece Alexander Whynder-Ewing, 27

Nov 18, 2021

Carrie Low (left) and Jessica Rose outside a courtroom at Nova Scotia Supreme Court in 2019.

Judge dismisses charges in Carrie Low case after accused found dead

Alexander Joseph Frederick Thomas was charged with sexual assault and forcible confinement in February 2020

Nov 16, 2021

A police car sits outside of a residence on Braeside Court, Dartmouth, Sunday where a man accused in a high-profile sexual assault case was found dead.

Status of high-profile sexual assault case unclear

Halifax Regional Police Chief Dan Kinsella refuses to answer reporters’ questions

Nov 15, 2021

Halifax Regional Police forensic identification officers walk out of a home on Braeside Court in Dartmouth on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021.

Man accused in high-profile sexual assault case found dead in Dartmouth

Alexander Joseph Frederick Thomas’ death on Saturday was ruled a homicide

Nov 14, 2021

Sue Mantin playing the Last Post at a Remembrance Day service in St. Mark's Anglican Church on Sunday. She has performed at their services for years.

Meet the Halifax trumpeter who has played the Last Post for decades

Sue Mantin has been performing at Remembrance Day services since she was 19

Nov 9, 2021