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AJAs 2020 Finalists

Port Wallace Gamble


Date Aired or Published March 1, 2020
Media outlet where first aired or published: Halifax Examiner
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Location: Halifax
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In this three-part series, reporter Joan Baxter looks at the legacy of historic gold mining in Nova Scotia, and in particular at the Port Wallace lands in Dartmouth, where extensive toxic mine tailings foul a landscape where a major residential development is proposed.

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Baxter is a freelance reporter for the Examiner; she was paid $1,800 for this series, which took about two weeks of reporting time.

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