Luke Ettinger


Luke Ettinger is a reporter with CBC Nova Scotia. Reach him at

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Halifax approves zoning changes, clearing the way for thousands of new housing units

Halifax council voted unanimously to approve a slew of zoning changes, related to the federal Housing Accelerator Fund, following a two-day public hearing and hours of debate. On Thursday, Halifax councillors spoke about the need for housing in the municipality while some raised issues with the speed at which the new housing plan has been developed. 

Updated living allowance will mean more money for some N.S. post-secondary students

Some Nova Scotia university and college students will see an increase in how much funding they receive from the province this fall. Going forward, the province will consider rental market data as it calculates living allowance through its student loan program.

Nova Scotia Legal Aid receives funding to attract more private lawyers

The provincial government has announced new funding to support an increase in pay for private lawyers who support Nova Scotians with legal aid certificates. 

Nova Scotians will soon be able to register federally approved three-wheel vehicles

There could be more three-wheeled vehicles on Nova Scotia roads following the announcement of a pilot project to permit registration of federally approved models, but one vehicle owner says he has questions. 

After contracting flesh-eating disease, patients question Nova Scotia Health's response

Two women in the Yarmouth area are questioning the response by Nova Scotia Health after they say invasive group A strep infections left them in hospital fighting flesh-eating disease. The episode raises questions about Public Health messaging in the age of social media, according to one expert.

Cape Breton man pleads guilty to possessing police paraphernalia

A man from Cape Breton has pleaded guilty to charges under the Police Identity Management Act in Sydney provincial court, after pieces of police uniforms, guns and other items were seized from his apartment.

Videos, accusations posted online after Halifax teen's homicide raise legal concerns

In the days following Ahmad Al Marrach's death on April 22, social media users posted accusations and identified teenagers they said were involved in the homicide. Videos have also made their way online, showing Al Marrach wounded and bleeding after being stabbed outside the Halifax Shopping Centre.

Shock and grief as mourners gather to remember 16-year-old homicide victim in Halifax

The Muslim community in Halifax is expressing outrage and sadness over the loss of a teenage boy killed earlier this week in what police have ruled a homicide.

Halifax approves $1.3-billion budget, 6.3% tax bill increase

Halifax regional council approved the 2024-25 budget which includes an operating budget of $1.04 billion and a capital budget of $306.5 million on Tuesday. 

Online claims about flesh-eating disease in Yarmouth inaccurate, says N.S. Health

A social media post about flesh-eating disease at Yarmouth Regional Hospital contained inaccuracies and has caused "unnecessary public concern", according to Nova Scotia Health.