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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Protesters, counter-protesters march in Halifax over LGBTQ rights in schools

Several hundred people marched through the streets of downtown Halifax Wednesday during noisy protests and counter-protests over LGBTQ rights and education policies in schools.

Suicide rates in N.S. are at an all time high. Advocates want more prevention

More Nova Scotians than ever before died by suicide last year. According to data from the provincial government, 155 Nova Scotians died by suicide in 2022, up from 142 the year before.

Cape Breton singer-songwriter Bruce Guthro dies at 62

Bruce Guthro, one of Cape Breton's most well-known troubadours whose remarkable 40-year career made waves on both sides of the Atlantic, has died. Guthro passed away on Tuesday evening after a battle with cancer.

After years of sinking enrolment, N.S. suddenly faces a new problem: Too many students

As Nova Scotia's population surges, a public education system that was once closing schools due to declining enrolment is now seeing some classrooms at capacity. Teachers are grappling with an influx of diverse students, many of whom don't speak much English.

Remains believed to be final missing victim of historic N.S. floods have been found

A body believed to be that of Terri-Lynn Keddy, 14, has been found some 75 kilometres from where the vehicle she was travelling in was swept away and submerged during historic flooding.

Shelburne County, Halifax-area wildfires officially extinguished

Two months after wildfires ripped through 200 homes in Nova Scotia, the blazes that were burning just outside Halifax and in Shelbrune County have been extinguished.

Body of 52-year-old man, unidentified human remains, recovered after devastating N.S. floods

The body of a 52-year-old man, and unidentified human remains, have been found two days after a search began for four people — including two children, a youth and the man — who were in two vehicles that became submerged during devastating flooding.

Donair costume sparks bidding war between Halifax, Alberta restaurants

Restaurants on both sides of the country have been fervently outbidding each other in an online auction for the unique meaty attire.

Homeowners, groups grapple with administrative avalanche after Halifax-area wildfire

Homeowners say they have been confused, frustrated and even humiliated by the overwhelming process of accessing support, as community groups grapple with an avalanche of administrative work related to delivering it.

Team from New Zealand helping with wildfire recovery outside Halifax

The team of seven volunteers will be supporting Team Rubicon in the Tantallon and Hammonds Plains areas, helping homeowners sift through the remnants of their destroyed properties.