Alex Cooke


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Why an HIV prevention drug isn't getting into the hands of those who need it most

Three years after a drug that prevents HIV transmission was added to Nova Scotia’s provincial pharmacare program, some people are still having difficulty accessing it.

A man finds peace at Nova Scotia waterfalls after one took his son

Four years after losing his eldest son to a waterfall, Kent Mason decided it was time to face them head-on. He's now visited more than 60 waterfalls across Nova Scotia to honour him.

Why COVID-19 could be pushing more people to multi-level marketing companies

The COVID-19 pandemic could be leading more people to join multi-level marketing companies, a controversial business practice that can result in sellers making negligible amounts of money or none at all.

N.S. opens to Newfoundland and Labrador, other COVID-19 restrictions eased

People in Newfoundland and Labrador will soon be able to enter Nova Scotia without having to self-isolate, Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin announced on Tuesday.

Halifax doctor working on 'game-changer' urine test to detect cancer-causing HPV

A Halifax doctor is leading research to develop a urine test to detect human papillomavirus, or HPV — a common sexually-transmitted infection that’s the biggest cause of cervical cancer.

Nova Scotia man pulls off daring deer rescue in frigid water

It’s not uncommon for Brenan Isabelle to see deer swimming in the bay near his Nova Scotia home. But when his wife noticed a deer struggling in icy, frigid waters in front of their house on Wednesday, he knew he had to do something.

Atlantic bubble 2.0 expected to begin by April 19, premiers say

The second iteration of the Atlantic bubble is expected to begin by April 19, the Council of Atlantic Premiers announced on Thursday. The news sparked a cheery banter between Atlantic provinces government Twitter accounts which traded gifs expressing their excitement over the bubble.

2 new COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia on Tuesday; 4 new variant cases found

Nova Scotia health officials are reporting two new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, along with the discovery of four more variant cases.

Parole denied for dangerous sexual offender from Nova Scotia

The Parole Board of Canada has once again denied day and full parole to a dangerous offender from Nova Scotia. William Junior Bird, 62, is currently serving an indeterminate sentence for sexual assault with a weapon.

Community 'shocked' by consolidation of 2 Dartmouth Day Care Centre locations

The MLA for Dartmouth South says she's heard from more than 20 parents who were shocked after their daycare provider said it would consolidate with its other location. Not everyone will get to keep their child-care spots in the move.