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Katie Hartai

Katie Hartai

Katie grew up in a small southwestern Ontario town and graduated from Carleton University's Bachelor of Journalism program in 2016. She secured her first full-time journalism job at a newspaper in rural New Brunswick where she quickly fell in love with Atlantic Canada. In addition to being a reporter for NEWS 95.7 and HalifaxToday.ca, Katie is the producer of The Rick Howe Show. When not at the station, she can be found exploring the great outdoors with her camera close by.

Recent Work by Katie

Lands and Forestry minister says he would like to see black bears rehabilitated

Lands and Forestry minister says he would like to see black bears rehabilitated

The Department of Lands and Forestry has been criticized in recent months for killing injured and orphaned black bears instead of allowing for their rehabilitation
Governments announce $10M in funding for new Beechville, Lakeside, Timberlea community centre

Governments announce $10M in funding for new Beechville, Lakeside, Timberlea community centre

Government funding will support the design and construction of a new community centre for residents of Beechville, Lakeside, and Timberlea
Skies fill with colour at East Coast Kite Festival (18 Photos)

Skies fill with colour at East Coast Kite Festival (18 Photos)

The fourth annual East Coast Kite Festival attracted hundreds of flyers and spectators to Citadel Hill on September 12-13
COVID-19 a 'step back' in the fight against plastic food packaging

COVID-19 a 'step back' in the fight against plastic food packaging

A new report out of Dalhousie University finds Canadians are buying more plastic packaged goods during the pandemic, with young people reporting the largest increase
Nova Scotians want improved care in long-term care facilities, new survey finds

Nova Scotians want improved care in long-term care facilities, new survey finds

Ninety per cent of Nova Scotians want to see changes to ensure consistent high level of care is offered to all long-term care residents
A new report puts Halifax's living wage at $21.80 an hour

A new report puts Halifax's living wage at $21.80 an hour

The minimum wage in Nova Scotia is $12.55
'Is this my father's home, or a prison?': Rally calls for easing of LTC visitation rules <b>(5 photos)</b>

'Is this my father's home, or a prison?': Rally calls for easing of LTC visitation rules (5 photos)

The group behind the rally, argues that restrictions have been eased for almost all segments of the population, except long term care and it is causing irreversible harm to the well-being of residents
Black bears outsmart trial green bin locks in Lake Echo

Black bears outsmart trial green bin locks in Lake Echo

Councillor David Hendsbee says the black bears have been seen pushing over the carts, and popping them open to get at the organic waste
Pandemic shuts down Hope for Wildlife's biggest fundraiser, online raffle launched instead <b>(19 photos)</b>

Pandemic shuts down Hope for Wildlife's biggest fundraiser, online raffle launched instead (19 photos)

The wildlife rehabilitation centre's annual open house attracts thousands of people and brings in upwards of $40,000. An online raffle has been launched to help make up for the lost funds. 
Halifax Council to clarify boundary of proposed wilderness park

Halifax Council to clarify boundary of proposed wilderness park

Councillor Richard Zurawski wants to reaffirm what land will be considered for the proposed Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Regional Wilderness Park, following a staff report last month that interpreted the park as being much smaller than previously intended.
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