Haley Ryan


Haley Ryan is a reporter based in Halifax. Got a story idea? Send an email to haley.ryan@cbc.ca, or reach out on Twitter @hkryan17.

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Thousands of Nova Scotia Power customers left without electricity Sunday after storm

Widespread power outages following Nova Scotia's latest snowstorm left more than 20,000 customers in the dark early Sunday morning. By Sunday evening, power had been restored to 16,000 customers.

N.S. man hopes father's legacy lives on in sale of antique car collection

Weymouth businessman Ken Hankinson gathered more than 30 vehicles over the decades, including everything from an 1889 wooden buggy to Buicks from the 1910s, 20s, 50s and more. His son, Ed, is now selling the vehicles, and hopes new families will love them just as much.

N.S. international students face steep hotel bills for quarantine

Some international Nova Scotia university students are upset they being told to pay steep fees to quarantine in a hotel or residence, even if they have their own apartments. While it's a school by school decision, many institutions say provincial rules are forcing stricter plans.

Group behind Atlantic Schooners thinks goal-line remains in sight in Halifax

The COVID-19 pandemic has not deflated hopes for a football stadium in Halifax, but some economists and politicians don't think governments should get in the game.

Scouts camp in N.S. loses 2 buildings in suspicious Christmas Day fire

A Scouts camp lost two buildings and had a third badly damaged in a suspicious fire on Christmas Day. Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency crews were called to Camp Nedooae in Middle Musquodoboit, N.S., just after 9:30 p.m. on Friday.

Former Halifax taxi driver gets 2-year sentence for sexual assault

Bassam Al-Rawi was sentenced in Nova Scotia Supreme Court on Thursday for sexual assault. The former taxi driver was convicted in August for assaulting a woman eight years ago.

Former Halifax taxi driver convicted in sex assault loses bid for mistrial

A former Halifax taxi driver convicted of sexual assault has had his request for a mistrial thrown out. Bassam Al-Rawi argued the victim's impact statement contained new evidence, but a Supreme Court judge dismissed the application.

Thousands in Dartmouth lose power after pole issue

Thousands of customers in Dartmouth, N.S., lost electricity for more than an hour Tuesday morning after a power pole issue. Nova Scotia Power said the damage was caused by a vehicle accident.

Arrests made after organized crime investigation involving car chase, crash

A number of people are in custody after RCMP searched 13 sites across Halifax as part of a federal investigation that included a dramatic car chase in the city on Wednesday afternoon.

Air Canada cuts are 'final nail in the coffin' for air service on Cape Breton Island: airport CEO

Air Canada's decision Tuesday to indefinitely suspend its operations in Cape Breton will have an "absolutely catastrophic" effect on the Nova Scotia island, according to the CEO of J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport.

Andre Denny denied conditional discharge from forensic hospital

Andre Noel Denny, who killed Raymond Taavel in 2012, has been denied a conditional discharge. The move would have allowed him to live in the community under certain rules.

4th person charged with assault in Nova Scotia after lobster plants vandalized

A Digby County man has been charged with assaulting a woman two months ago after a fish plant in New Edinburgh, N.S., was vandalized. On Thursday, Meteghan RCMP charged Randy Cyril German, 49, with assaulting a woman on Oct.14.

Lower Sackville taxi driver charged with stealing $20K from client

A Lower Sackville taxi driver is facing charges after police say he stole thousands of dollars from a client’s bank account. Rodney Bryan McCarthy, 57, is charged with theft over $5,000 and uttering threats toward the victim.

Uber launching in Halifax, other ride-hailing companies en route

People in Halifax will be able to order an Uber starting Thursday afternoon, and at least one other ride-hailing company is eyeing a launch in the city before the end of the year.

COVID-19 results delayed after N.S. health staff overwhelmed by jump in tests

Some Nova Scotians are waiting longer for their COVID-19 test results after the health authority says a jump in test results left staff scrambling to enter the data.