Alex Cooke


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Woman questions why she was denied entry, had phone checked at Halifax bar

Halifax privacy lawyer says offering up your phone should never be a requirement to enter an establishment.

Controversial harvest plan for Annapolis County forest put on hold

The Nova Scotia government has halted a controversial plan to harvest areas of an old forest in Annapolis County after it recently received information about species at risk.

Mom saves the day after almost nobody RSVP'd to Bedford boy's party

Twelve-year-old Ali Kafafy from Bedford, N.S., says his community rallied around him after only one person RSVP'd to his party.

Later, gator: Meat the Nova Scotia butcher who carved up an alligator on TV

A Dartmouth, N.S., butcher came in second place — and sliced up a giant reptile — on a competition show that recently premiered on the History channel.

It may be game over for Halifax video game store

The Last Gamestore, a staple of Lacewood Drive, faces an uncertain future amid declining sales and big competition.

Human trafficking hotline a 'really good first step': trauma therapist

A Halifax trauma therapist says a new hotline to help victims of human trafficking is a good way to raise awareness of the growing issue.

Time to pull in the reins on horse-and-buggy trade, says advocate

An advocate is raising questions about the horse-and-buggy industry after an accident in Lunenburg earlier this month.

Got a mouse problem and a barn? SPCA looking for homes for feral cats

The Nova Scotia SPCA is asking that anyone with a barn or warehouse consider offering up space for a feral cat or two — especially if you have a mouse problem.

N.S. writer wins international short story prize

Alexander MacLeod’s story explores the complexities of love, affection, and change — through a tale about a pet rabbit.

Reffing for Women's World Cup 'dream of a lifetime' for N.S. woman

Marie-Soleil Beaudoin has been part of the soccer community all her life. Next month, she'll be heading to France to referee for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

A Halifax woman's battle with a rare, incurable liver condition

What began as an annoying itch for Sarka Kralicek turned out to be an incurable liver disease. Now, she hopes to help others recognize the signs of PBC before it's too late.

The bee's knees: Stop-motion film starring 500 taxidermy bees finds a hive

Halifax artist Ruth Marsh spent seven years painstakingly preserving hundreds of dead bees. Now, they’re being featured in a stop-motion film at the Discovery Centre.

Why the customer isn't always right

Laura MacLeod, the owner of The Old Apothecary in downtown Halifax, says more employers need to stand up for staff when they're bullied by customers.

A researcher's fight for forgotten cancer patients — young adults

Halifax-based cancer researcher Emily Drake says while cancer can be devastating for anyone, adolescents and young adults have unique challenges that aren't being addressed.

Cutting down trees in old hardwood forest 'scandalous'

Naturalists are pushing back against a plan for a forestry consortium to cut down trees in one of Nova Scotia’s oldest forests.