Alex Cooke

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Passenger vehicle collides with fire truck responding to emergency scene

A passenger vehicle collided with a fire truck responding to a structure fire Thursday night in Garlands Crossing, N.S. The fire completely destroyed a travel trailer.

Family of missing Nova Scotia man 'looking for a Christmas miracle'

The mother of Peter Anthony (Tony) Walsh says he's dearly missed. Walsh was last seen in Truro, N.S. on Aug. 23, 2019.

'It's really powerfuI': Indigenous women gather to share skills, experience

More than 100 Indigenous women — some who have travelled from as far as Yukon and New Zealand — are gathering in Antigonish, N.S., this weekend to learn more about each other and share their skills and experience.

Disruptions coming soon for Digby Neck ferry service

Repairs have begun on the slipways for the ferry that goes between East Ferry and Tiverton, N.S., but a resident is raising concerns about the lack of consultation ahead of time.

Sullivans Pond geese to be assessed for aggression after attack

The flock of geese at Dartmouth's Sullivans Pond are leaving the pond a little early this year after they attacked an 87-year-old woman last Friday.

Bryony House searching for temporary home until new shelter is ready

An emergency shelter for women and children fleeing abusive situations is looking for a temporary home after its current Halifax building was left uninhabitable by Dorian.

How to make Halloween more accessible to everyone

For some kids, Halloween can be a scary time — and not for the right reasons. Some have physical disabilities, allergies, diabetes or are on the autism spectrum. Here are a few ways to make sure everyone's included.

Summerside's Witches on Water Street victim of its own success

A beloved Halloween event isn't happening this year for an odd reason: it's become too popular.

Cornwall hopes to draw immigrant entrepreneurs to set up shop

While the small town is in the middle of some big changes, it hopes to capitalize on its momentum by welcoming some new businesses to the area.

Summerside ponders what to do with Dorian debris

The city of Summerside is weighing its options when it comes to dealing with a large pile of debris that's currently sitting under a wind turbine.

Halifax council stops short of quashing review of stadium proposal

Halifax councillors voted down a motion to halt further talks of the proposed CFL stadium, saying they need more information before stopping the project.

Parents 'furious' after phones stolen from Sportsplex dressing room

Police are investigating after three phones were stolen from a hockey team as they practised at the Zatzman Sportsplex in Dartmouth, N.S. — including from one player who used his phone to help manage his diabetes.

Want to take a picture of someone's art? Just ask first

Hal-Con kicks off next week, and some artists are issuing a gentle reminder that attendees shouldn't take pictures of someone's art without permission.

Businesses affected by crane collapse seek to launch class-action lawsuit

Six weeks after a crane collapsed in downtown Halifax, the businesses affected are seeking legal action to recoup some of their lost profits.

Reopening Donkin coal mine was 'an atrocity,' says Elizabeth May

Federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May had strong words about the controversial coal mine in Donkin, N.S., as she made a campaign stop in Halifax Wednesday.