Alex Cooke


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Parents of missing N.S. toddler take fight against cyberbullying to court

The parents of a toddler who went missing last May in Truro, N.S., are heading to court next week to fight back against the deluge of harassment and vitriol they’ve received since the little boy vanished.

Library staff hop into action after bunny found in bathroom

Staff at the Halifax Central Library leapt into action Wednesday afternoon after a black bunny was discovered hopping around one of the building's washrooms.

Deferral of hotel quarantine rules for temporary foreign workers a 'welcome change'

The head of a seafood processing industry group in the Maritimes is happy the federal government is deferring hotel quarantine requirements for temporary foreign workers in the agriculture and seafood sectors, but much is still up in the air.

Advocates say child care, not venture capital, the best way to invest in women

Some Nova Scotia women say the $5 million recently contributed to a female-led venture capital fund doesn't address the root cause of why more women aren't returning to the workforce.

Some N.S. restrictions loosened as COVID-19 cases remain low

Some public health restrictions will be loosened in Nova Scotia Monday as the province continues to have low COVID-19 case numbers. For example, retail businesses and fitness facilities can operate at 75 per cent capacity, up from 50 per cent.

Community council approves bikeway for Dahlia Street in Dartmouth

The Harbour East-Marine Drive Community Council has voted to approve a bikeway on Dahlia Street in Dartmouth, N.S.

This young hockey player returned to the ice 2 months after foot amputation

When 11-year-old Logan Munden had his foot amputated in October, he worried about when he would be able to play his favourite sport again. But two months later, he was back on the ice playing sledge hockey.

4 new cases of COVID-19 in N.S.; 2 previous cases found to be variants

Nova Scotia is announcing four new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, along with the revelation that two previous cases were found to be variants of the virus.

Inquiry into Nova Scotia mass shooting announces directors

The commission leading the inquiry into the mass killing in Nova Scotia last April has announced the people who will lead the teams supporting its work.

New Glasgow police to launch body-worn camera pilot project

The police force in New Glasgow, N.S., is launching a pilot project this month to test the feasibility of body-worn cameras on front-line officers. Police say the project aims to strengthen trust and improve evidence-gathering for officers.