Alex Cooke

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Volunteers hold fire safety session in memory of 7 Barho children

A group of volunteers came together in the Halifax area on Sunday to offer an information session on fire prevention in the wake of a deadly house fire that claimed the lives of seven children from a Syrian refugee family.

Renowned women's march in tiny Sandy Cove, N.S., growing each year

A women's march in rural Nova Scotia has nearly quadrupled in size in the two years since a handful of marchers first took to the village's main road, charming the internet with their small-scale demonstration.

Meet the Santas: Inside the holly jolly world of professional Kris Kringles

Across Canada, hundreds of professional Santas don the big red suit — inhabiting not only the clothes but the mystique of the magical man who delivers gifts to many millions of children around the world in a single night.

After last month's close call, Halifax airport operations return to normal

The Halifax Stanfield International Airport has resumed normal operations a month after a plane overshot a runway, taking out navigational equipment and leaving a trail of debris in its wake.

Researchers unravelling the mysteries behind one of Canada's oldest cemeteries

Researchers believe there could be more than 2,000 people buried at Fort Anne in Annapolis Royal, N.S.

Students protest St. F.X.'s handling of alleged sexual assaults

A group of students is set to launch a petition that demands St. Francis Xavier University strengthen its sexual violence policy.

Union launches 'Ships Stay Here' campaign to keep shipbuilding work in Halifax

Shipbuilders at Halifax's Irving Shipyard have launched a campaign to keep their work in Nova Scotia, as concerns mount over the possibility of repair work on Halifax-class navy ships being transferred to Davie Shipbuilding in Quebec.

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau officially names first Arctic and offshore patrol ship

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau presided over the official naming of Canada's first Arctic and offshore patrol ship in Halifax on Friday afternoon, praising the bravery of the veteran sailor for whom it is named.

Researchers tag 3rd great white shark during Nova Scotia expedition

Hal — named for the people of Halifax — was spotted near West Ironbound Island in the LaHave, N.S., area on Saturday.

Advocates call for 'less painful' access to abortion services in Nova Scotia

Advocates are calling on Nova Scotia to improve access to abortion services to help make the process "less painful, less emotional, and faster."