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Slug/Label okay to cry column
Date Aired or Published March 23, 2020
Media outlet where first aired or published: The Chronicle Herald/Saltwire Network
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Location: Halifax
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Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

Nova Scotia, in the midst of the pandemic, had suffered the horror of Portapique. I wanted to write a column that expressed the overwhelming despair that many Nova Scotians felt. I felt it was important to say that, for all of us, it was okay to feel bad in such circumstances. I saw Stephen McNeil's emotion on a TV news show, so I decided to use that as a way into the subject.

Resources of the newsroom (money and time) available to complete the story:

An afternoon of time on thinking and writing.

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