The Coast News

  • Stephen McNeil gets grilled during leaders’ debate
    Jamie Baillie and Gary Burrill didn’t hesitate to dig into Stephen McNeil during the first debate between the three main political party leaders. “Mr. McNeil, I hate to interrupt this litany of wonder …
  • The Flower Shop hops to Barrington
    The Flower Shop has blossomed and outgrown its current 1887 Granville Street location. In June, the much-loved florist is making the move to Barrington—1705 Barrington Street, the former Foreign Affai …
  • Falling through the cracks
    "I see people suffering every day trying to navigate a system that's broken.” Few people know Nova Scotia’s mental health system as well as Truro’s Twyla Wilband. “It's been a long road …
  • From a fellow warrior
    Jodi Myles reflects on her son's struggle more than a year after he died by suicide. A small painting hangs on the wall of the Antigonish Public Library. Its edges are a somber mix of grey, black …
  • By the numbers
    Statistics on spending, wait times and other mental health care indicators. So much of health care is about numbers, and mental health care is no exception.…
  • What help looks like
    Mental health care services that are available in PEI and Nova Scotia. As with physical ailments, the treatment you get for mental illness depends on its seriousness.… …
  • Solving the failures of mental health care
    This problem will need money, but throwing money at the problem isn't necessarily the answer. The woman in charge of the revamp of Nova Scotia’s mental health system says there is “absolutely no …
  • The making of Overburdened
    People and process behind the investigative journalism project. Overburdened is the work of students in the investigative reporting workshop at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia …
  • Political party leaders make mental health an election issue
    NDP Gary Burrill and PC Jamie Baillie both believe there is a mental health crisis in Nova Scotia. Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie is promising to open mental health crisis centres in ru …
  • The quiet crisis of mental health care in Nova Scotia
    Resources in rural areas are overburdened, with a shortage of psychiatrists and waiting times approaching three years. Sherry Blinkhorn has experienced the effects of mental illness most of her life.… …