Haley Ryan


Haley Ryan is the municipal affairs reporter for CBC covering mainland Nova Scotia. Got a story idea? Send an email to haley.ryan@cbc.ca, or reach out on Twitter @hkryan17.

Latest from Haley Ryan

Rail project to reduce heavy truck traffic through downtown Halifax now under construction

After years of planning, construction is underway for a new rail project that will take most of the truck traffic out of downtown Halifax.

A Nova Scotia senior lost his cottage in a tax sale — but had never missed a payment

In an unfortunate series of events involving taxes and a decades-old unregistered deed, the Municipality of the District of St. Mary's sold the land without Nelson Miller's knowledge.

Proposed Halifax national urban park moves closer to reality as it enters planning phase

Halifax is officially a step closer to getting the country's second national urban park, but ongoing development pressure in the area is concerning advocates.

Resident says Halifax council to blame for 'irresponsible' handling of Bloomfield site

A Halifax woman who spent years advocating for the redevelopment of the former Bloomfield school site says she's frustrated to see more delays and wasted opportunity.

Halifax developer says he can't afford to tear down derelict Bloomfield school

Halifax councillors are calling on a developer to address safety concerns at a former north-end school site while it continues to sit vacant two years after it was sold.

Halifax rolling out 8 new electric vehicle chargers this summer

The city of Halifax plans to roll out electric vehicle (EV) chargers in sites across the municipality this summer for the growing number of people making the switch from gas cars to EVs.

Halifax council rejects developer's request to back out of affordable housing deal

Council denied the developer's request on Tuesday, after he said operating the units no longer makes financial sense.

N.S. justice minister urges 4 municipalities to implement police oversight boards

The province has committed to reviewing how police oversight boards work in Nova Scotia, but one expert says the system has a long way to go because some municipalities have been allowed to break provincial law for years.

Halifax police board to review how shelter evictions, protest were handled

Halifax's police oversight board has ordered a review into how Halifax Regional Police responded during protests around the eviction of people from homeless camps in the city nearly two years ago.

Advocates call on Halifax to enact e-scooter rules that protect pedestrians

The CNIB and other advocates spoke to the city's transportation standing committee on Thursday about the dangers posed by rental scooters in Halifax for seniors and people with vision or hearing loss.