MICHAEL CHUBBS

An adaptable Newfoundland-based writer with degrees in journalism and communications/political science, and experience with audio and video production, photography, graphic design, and social media management.

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Fruit farm plans major expansion with new automated equipment

Noggins Corner Farm hopes to more than double its production A Nova Scotia fruit farm is hoping to tap into new markets and expand its season after upgrading its processing and packaging system. Noggins Corner Farm Ltd. is buying a piece of automated equipment called a CombiSort, which will be tailored to the farm’s products and operation. “This allows us to pack not only apples but also allows us to pack peaches, pears, nectarines and apricots,” said Beth Pattillo, food safety manager at Nog

Halifax cadets move from the parade floor to video chat

On Monday nights, Katie Clyburne goes to Cadets. This year, though, her tidy blue uniform hangs unused, her black boots don’t need to be shined, and her commute there has shortened significantly. Clyburne simply sits at home and joins a video conferencing program her squadron uses for its weekly training session. “We use Microsoft Teams and then we break off into groups by level, so you have one senior instructing all of the people in the level,” said Clyburne, 18, describing a typical Monday

Nova Scotia reports 10 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, announces mobile testing units

The province reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the number of total active cases to 142. The new cases were announced at Tuesday’s COVID-19 update, along with new mobile test units, and a plea for Nova Scotians to limit travel between certain areas of the province. The province is also implementing a new restriction for caregivers of residents of long-term care facilities: starting Wednesday every resident will only be allowed one designated caregiver, as opposed to two. “I k

N.L., P.E.I. take an Atlantic bubble break as COVID-19 cases climb

The two provinces will spend two weeks apart before re-evaluating the bubble Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island are temporarily pulling out of the Atlantic bubble, citing an uptick in COVID-19 cases in other provinces. Since July, the Atlantic bubble has allowed travellers in the four provinces to move freely across borders in the region without having to isolate after arrival Andrew Furey, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, said Monday it was time “to implement a circuit b

Halifax regional council finds common ground after voicing their priorities

A focus on the environment was well received, but councillors point to other areas in need of attention Halifax regional council was presented with four priority recommendations at Tuesday’s meeting, but councillors aligned on several others. During the first meeting of the new council, Wendy Lines, the corporate manager for Halifax Regional Municipality, presented four recommended council priority areas: prosperous economy, integrated mobility, communities, and environment. While many counci

Socially distanced journalism: Bridging the gap with CBC’s Zach Goudie

Reporters are finding creative ways to do their jobs, such as attaching microphones to poles Across the globe, people have been adapting to COVID-19 restrictions, something one reporter said has brought new risks, challenges and even a little convenience to how he works. Zach Goudie, a journalist with CBC in St. John’s, N.L., spoke about the difficulties he’s had with once simple tasks such as setting up interviews. “Before the pandemic, you could just call the person up, ‘Let’s meet at this

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