How an ultra-rare disease is bringing this N.S. family closer together

Three Nova Scotians who have the same extremely rare condition say their shared experience has brought them closer together as a family.Brad, Bradley and Amanda Bright have Camurati-Engelmann disease, a skeletal condition that causes increased bone density, primarily in the...

How rugby prepared Dr. Strang for Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 pandemic

Robert Strang spent much of 2020 facing the media scrum in Nova Scotia as the province's top COVID-19 doctor, but his spirit was forged in a different scrum: a rugby one. Born in Zimbabwe in 1960, he moved to Canada with his family...

How pandemic stress is showing up in the oral health of Nova Scotians

Dental professionals in Nova Scotia are seeing signs of pandemic stress in mouths.Wendy Stewart, president-elect of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, says over the past few months she has noticed more patients show up with oral health problems to the...

The pandemic unexpectedly saved thousands from financial ruin. But there’s a reckoning on the horizon

This story is part of The Big Spend, a CBC News investigation examining the unprecedented $240 billion the federal government handed out during the first eight months of the pandemic.As the COVID-19 lockdown ruled the day this spring, Rod Gilroy, a 37-year...

Experimental research detects COVID-19 in Wolfville, N.S., wastewater

Researchers who are using wastewater as a way to detect the virus that causes COVID-19 have discovered it in Wolfville, N.S.While the research is still experimental and the results may not be definitive, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health said it could...

As COVID-19 cases rise, N.L. and P.E.I. exit Atlantic bubble for at least 2 weeks

The Atlantic bubble is no more.Both Newfoundland and Labrador and P.E.I are exiting the Atlantic bubble for at least two weeks as COVID-19 cases rise in parts of the region. Newfoundland Premier Andrew Furey said the province will continue to monitor...

Topless breast cancer survivor in N.S. inspires women and finds a bosomless buddy

When Christina Belding strutted down Rainbow Haven beach for a CBC News story this summer — in only a bikini bottom — she rocked a confident gaze, six-pack abs, and a flat chest with two surgical scars.Little did the 52-year-old know...

Nova Scotia to begin testing new 911 system that could accept pictures, video

Nova Scotia's Emergency Management Office is about to test a new system that will push its 911 phone service into the 21st century. Next-Generation 9-1-1 is a digital system that not only accepts voice calls, it will also allow emergency crews to...

Hundreds roll through Nova Scotia drive-thru flu shot clinic

Hundreds lined up in Bridgewater, N.S., this weekend for a new drive-thru experience — a flu shot.The community drive-in flu clinic, for those ages five and up, is a first for the area. It is run by Nova Scotia Health, local...