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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

Nova Scotian dairy farmers dump and donate milk surplus from COVID-19

Nova Scotian dairy farmers dump and donate milk surplus from COVID-19

Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia's Gerrit Damsteegt says dumping milk is a last resort
Mental health association launches COVID-19 fundraiser to keep up with 'alarming' increase in demand for support in Nova Scotia

Mental health association launches COVID-19 fundraiser to keep up with 'alarming' increase in demand for support in Nova Scotia

'There are so many new elements that are being introduced to people's lives that they are finding it hard to manage,' says Pamela Magee
Homeless individuals not connected to shelters struggling to access washrooms amid COVID-19

Homeless individuals not connected to shelters struggling to access washrooms amid COVID-19

'With the libraries and a lot of other public places closed, the washroom piece is really problematic,' says co-founder and organizer of Out of the Cold Jeff Karabanow
Eating disorder support group calls COVID-19 a 'perfect storm' for those struggling

Eating disorder support group calls COVID-19 a 'perfect storm' for those struggling

Living with COVID-19 can be dangerous for people with eating disorders because of social distancing, higher levels of stress, a lack of control, as well as food availability and stockpiling, according to Shaleen Jones with Eating Disorders Nova Scotia.
Insolvency trustee warns payday lenders may take advantage of COVID-19 economic blows

Insolvency trustee warns payday lenders may take advantage of COVID-19 economic blows

By law in Nova Scotia lenders can charge a maximum of $19 for every $100 borrowed, and up to 60 per cent interest (annual interest rate) if borrowers pay late. 
Crafty Nova Scotians could fill medical equipment gaps if needed

Crafty Nova Scotians could fill medical equipment gaps if needed

President of Doctors Nova Scotia says the current number of COVID-19 cases in the province is just 'the tip of the iceberg'
Savage hopeful for remote council meeting next week to discuss property taxes

Savage hopeful for remote council meeting next week to discuss property taxes

Now that the province has declared a state of emergency, Halifax Mayor Mike Savage says council has the power to hold meetings remotely, using technology like a conference or video call
Nova Scotia’s veterinarians recommend owners limit contact with pets if they suspect or have COVID-19

Nova Scotia’s veterinarians recommend owners limit contact with pets if they suspect or have COVID-19

'Because there is an unknown out there as to whether or not pets can become infected by humans, it’s probably a good precaution to limit their exposure,' says Dr. Frank Richardson
Souls Harbour Rescue Mission switching to to-go meals during COVID-19 pandemic

Souls Harbour Rescue Mission switching to to-go meals during COVID-19 pandemic

The organization usually serves 250 hot meals each day
Mixed-use development to replace Mills Brothers building on Spring Garden

Mixed-use development to replace Mills Brothers building on Spring Garden

Sue Uteck says it will be sad to see the century-old building go, but something more accessible is needed
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