Aly Thomson


Aly Thomson is an award-winning journalist based in Halifax who loves helping the people of her home province tell their stories. She is particularly interested in issues surrounding justice, education and the entertainment industry. You can email her with tips and feedback at

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Halifax man used 'coercive intimidation' to sexually assault wife, judge finds

A judge has sentenced a Halifax man to more than three years in prison for sexually assaulting his wife, saying he engaged in 'coercive intimidation' over the course of their marriage.
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Meet the Nova Scotia women mixing things up as music producers

In a new documentary, Reeny Smith, Erin Costelo, Breagh Isabel and Zamani take us into their studios and share their thoughts on changing the male-dominated field of music production.

ATV injuries for youth 'alarmingly high,' top Maritime pediatricians say

Leading pediatricians from across the Maritimes are calling on families to consider keeping their children and teenagers off all-terrain vehicles due to the severity and frequency of traumatic injuries last year.

Who you gonna call? N.S. landline customers grapple with poor customer service

As customers in parts of rural Nova Scotia become frustrated with telecommunications companies over landline issues, many say they're not being directed to the CCTS, a free national ombudsman service that helps get complaints resolved.

Bedford man acquitted in Dalhousie University sexual assault case

A Halifax judge has acquitted a Bedford, N.S., man of sexually assaulting a fellow Dalhousie University student, saying the evidence of the trial’s only witness — the complainant — was not credible or reliable.

Nova Scotia Power, N.B. companies charged in drowning death of engineer

Nova Scotia Power is one of three companies facing numerous charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in connection with the 2020 workplace death of engineer Andrew Gnazdowsky in Sheet Harbour, N.S.

2 people charged with harassment after protests at Dr. Robert Strang's home

The founder of a group that's been described as an American-style militia movement was one of two people arrested Tuesday in relation to recent protests at the home of Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health.

How music therapy is changing health care in this rural Nova Scotia town

Rebecca McDonald was recently hired as a music therapist in the palliative care department at St. Martha's Regional Hospital in Antigonish, N.S. The rural hospital now has two music therapists.

Nova Scotians split on lifting mask mandate, survey suggests

A majority of Nova Scotians are supportive of the easing of provincial COVID-19 restrictions next week, but they’re divided on whether masks should still be mandatory in public places, a new survey says.

N.S. man persuaded woman to perform sex acts, directed teenagers to beat homeless man

A Nova Scotia man with a lengthy criminal history has pleaded guilty to persuading a 19-year-old woman to perform sexual acts, directing teenage boys to beat a young homeless man and threatening to kill a woman and her children, among other charges.