Nova Scotia is served by a wide variety of news and entertainment media. You can choose from local, provincial, and national newspapers, television stations, and radio stations. If you subscribe to cable or satellite television, you can receive media channels from around the world.
There is one province-wide daily newspaper: The Chronicle Herald. This paper can be found in most grocery and convenience stores, or you may subscribe for home delivery. To visit The Chronicle Herald online, go to www.thechronicleherald.ca.
You can also purchase or subscribe to many local newspapers and magazines published on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. To find newspapers and magazines in your area, check the Community Profiles section.
Important information is often communicated by radio. Weather conditions, road conditions, school closings, traffic reports, event announcement and cancellations are usually repeated frequently. Many stations play only music, but there are also stations offering news and information.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) broadcasts two English-language radio stations that are available province-wide. These are called CBC Radio One and CBC Radio Two.
La Société Radio-Canada broadcasts two French-language radio stations that are available province-wide. These are called La Première Chaîne and Espace Musique.
Additional radio stations are offered mostly on a local basis. To find radio stations in your area, check the Community Profiles section.
There is a wide variety of options when choosing the type of television service you would like to have. Some of the options are: broadcast, basic cable, extended cable, satellite, and digital cable connections. They deliver from as few as four channels (broadcast) to over 200, depending on how much you want to pay.
With broadcast service only, your television will receive these stations:
- CBC: local, Canadian and American programs
- ATV: local, Canadian and American programs
- MITV: local, Canadian and American programs
- CBHFT: French-language programs
Basic cable service is available on a subscription basis, usually for a monthly fee. It is increasingly common to find cable service “bundled” (combined) with telephone and Internet service. For additional monthly fees, you can add many specialty channels and international programming.
For cable service providers in your area, check the Community Profiles section.
Satellite television is a popular alternative to cable. To receive satellite service, you must have a receiver dish installed at your home. A fee is charged for installation. In some cases, this fee is waived in order to encourage new customers to sign up. Like cable, satellite television offers a variety of specialty programming in addition to basic cable and local television stations.
For satellite service providers in your area, check the Community Profiles section.