Kyah Sparks


Kyah Sparks is a reporter/editor with CBC Nova Scotia. Born and raised in East Preston, N.S., she has worked in television and digital news in Halifax.

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Halifax agency models diversity of ages and ethnicities on the runway

A retired model has founded a talent agency that's geared towards creating opportunities for others that were not always available for her.

Aspiring North Preston truck mechanic breaks barriers on two levels

Saedene Simmons is one of the first African Nova Scotian women to study heavy-duty equipment and truck and transport repair at NSCC — and she wants others to know it's never too late to follow their dreams.

N.S. artist's gold-adorned photos of Black achievers aim to inspire, educate

Nova Scotia artist Donica Willis creates gold-adorned photos of Black community members both famous and unsung, including Viola Desmond and Lauryn Hill.

Once bullied for being a cheerleader, Dartmouth coach is aiming high

When Ayjay Colley first signed up for cheerleading at 14, it wasn't easy for him. Now 22, he's nominated for coach of the year at Cheer Expo, Nova Scotia's biggest annual cheerleading competition.

Teen uses family's struggles as motivation to land $29K in scholarships

After a workplace injury and a vehicle accident involving a drunk driver left her father unable to work, Kayla Beals's desire for academic success only grew and now it's paying off.

New musical aims to use hip hop to take on gentrification

A meeting this Saturday is the first step in developing a musical production focusing on gentrification in north-end Halifax.

How a visually impaired teen who hated gym finally found a sport she loves

Emily Kinnear no longer dreads ball sports. A few months ago, she joined a goalball team in Halifax for youth aged eight to 14.

'I'm a man of my word': Inspirational speaker Ken Carter back in Halifax after 10 years

A crowd of people at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax were anxious to meet inspirational speaker and coach Ken Carter on Saturday.

Coach Carter, famous basketball instructor brings wisdom to Halifax

Ken Carter became an inspiration when he became a basketball coach, both to the students he taught and the millions of others who saw a movie based on his experiences. Carter will be in Halifax next week to share some of his advice at two speaking engagements in the municipality.

Halifax shooting victim Shakur Jefferies memorialized in mural

The 21-year-old man was killed after he was shot on Washmill Lake Drive Nov. 12, 2016.