Brett Ruskin


Brett Ruskin is a reporter and videojournalist covering everything from local breaking news to national issues. He's based in Halifax.

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Handcrafting history continues in Lunenburg as aerospace company builds parts for F-35 jet

The North American headquarters for Stelia, a composite parts maker, is less than 2 km from where the famed Bluenose schooner was built.

HMCS Halifax to deploy Saturday as part of NATO support for Ukraine

Canada will soon have two warships deployed overseas supporting NATO in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. This Saturday, HMCS Halifax will leave the East Coast to join allied ships in the Baltic region.

Bells damaged in the Halifax Explosion a century ago to be installed at city hall

The 2 bells will replace a speaker system that has been in place since the 1990s.

Nova Scotian races to eNASCAR championship and $100K top prize

A Nova Scotian has won the eNASCAR championship, taking home $100,000 in winnings. 

Some rec centre staff slipping through Halifax's living wage policy cracks

A municipal policy introduced this spring in Halifax requires most city contractors to prove they pay their workers at least $21.80 per hour, but eight facilities are exempt.
Nova Scotia Votes

Write-in ballots are popular. But it is up to voters to get them in on time

With a record number of write-in ballot applications from Nova Scotians, the onus is now on those voters to make sure their ballot gets to the box.

Military to build $65M facility at Hartlen Point to test new warship systems

A $65-million facility to test new warships systems will be the only one of its kind in Canada, say military officials.

Irving Shipbuilding invites international staff to Halifax for its latest ship test

Contractors of Irving Shipbuilding are arriving from outside Nova Scotia to join Irving employees and members of the Department of National Defence for the company's latest round of at-sea testing.

Cluster of Peggys Cove buildings to be restored, say new owners

A family living in Toronto with Maritime roots are the new owners of six historic buildings in Peggys Cove, N.S. Eleanor McCain and Paul Hansen say they will restore the buildings, which include businesses, cottages and a former schoolhouse.

WW II medals found during home inspection in Halifax returned to sailor's family

A box of medals recently discovered in an attic during a home inspection in Halifax were returned to the Second World War veteran's daughter.