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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Sinkholes drain lake near Oxford

A kilometre-long lake near Oxford, N.S., has mostly disappeared as much of its water has drained into at least two sinkholes in recent months.

Public to get Halifax waterfront access to space normally used by cruise ships

Some setbacks have a silver lining, and this one comes with a great view. The Port of Halifax will soon allow the public to use a space along the waterfront that is typically reserved for cruise ship passengers and infrastructure.

Nova Scotia couple edits themselves into their cancelled European vacation

A little fun and creative photo editing help a Port Hawkesbury, N.S., couple dull the pain from a cancelled European trip.

Shortage of seafarers opens the door for new recruits

The shipping industry needs hundreds of new seafarers to deal with a growing shortage of skilled labour, which will worsen over time and could delay shipments of scores of consumer goods, marine experts say.

Inspection halts construction of replacement for crane that toppled during Dorian

An inspector from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education arrived at the construction site in downtown Halifax this week and discovered the partially assembled crane was leaning to one side.

How Canada's military reacted to seeing Pokemon Go players trespassing on its bases

Documents obtained by CBC News show the curiosity and confusion shared by Canadian military officials after the 2016 launch of Pokemon Go, which was sending civilians onto Department of Defence property searching for "mythical digital creatures."

Delivery date for Irving's 1st Arctic patrol ship pushed back yet again

The original delivery date, according to comments made by Irving's president before a parliamentary committee, was late 2018. In August, the Department of National Defence said it was hopeful its first vessel, HMCS Harry DeWolf, would be delivered by the end of 2019. 

Climate change boot camp teaches adaptation strategies

The Nova Scotia Department of Environment is expanding on a project that teaches other departments and stakeholders about climate change adaptation strategies.

Flood-proofing for Canada's national building code gets U.S. expert's advice

The National Research Council has hired a team of American experts to help update Canada's building code to include measures to flood-proof homes and businesses.
CBC Investigates

Sinkhole investigation launched on Trans-Canada Highway near Oxford

Last month, a CBC News investigation showed indications that the Trans-Canada Highway near Oxford, N.S., was built over a sinkhole.

Trans-Canada Highway near Oxford, N.S., built over sinkhole, archival images confirm

CBC News has collected aerial images from eight decades, dating back to the 1930s. The images confirm the Trans-Canada Highway was built over a sinkhole.

British aircraft carrier to visit port of Halifax this month

The world's newest and most-advanced aircraft carrier will make a stop in Halifax this month, on its way to visit the United States.

More than trees and tents: Parks Canada looking to update its image

Parks Canada is planning a multi-year brand refresh its public image and broaden awareness about the fact the agency is more than just parks.
Waves of Change

This house was built using 600,000 recycled plastic bottles

A pair of entrepreneurs with boat-building backgrounds have constructed a home in Nova Scotia using thousands of melted recycled plastic bottles.

Veteran booked followup at hospital the same day as triple murder-suicide

The opening stage of a long-awaited inquiry into what happened prior to Lionel Desmond killing his mother, wife and daughter before turning the gun on himself in 2017 began Tuesday.