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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Navy crews sequestered in a Halifax hotel to reduce COVID-19 risks before departure

Navy members headed out to sea on two ships are being sequestered in a Halifax hotel in an "extremely cautious" step to ensure they aren’t exposed to COVID-19 before departure.

'We've had it:' Nova Scotia premier shames 'reckless few' for disobeying COVID-19 rules

The Halifax Regional Police issued its first ticket under the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Act, the same day Premier Stephen McNeil announced anyone ignoring public health rules would be ticketed. 

Video ceremonies and no honeymoons: How COVID-19 is impacting N.S. weddings

From cancelled honeymoons to work visas, Nova Scotia couples set to tie the knot in the next few months are navigating the impacts of COVID-19.

Nova Scotia firefighters won't respond to many medical calls during COVID-19

Firefighters across Nova Scotia will no longer attend medical calls unless it’s a car crash, or paramedics need help extricating people from cars. Emergency Health Services says firefighters are not properly trained in disease protection measures against COVID-19.

4 major Canadian grocers give front-line workers a raise during COVID-19 pandemic

Loblaw, Metro, Empire and Walmart have raised wages for their front-line employees in stores and distribution centres across Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tatamagouche hospital closes emergency department until further notice

The Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital in Tatamagouche has closed its emergency department until further notice. The Nova Scotia Health Authority says it is not related to COVID-19.

'Overwhelming': Nova Scotians stuck in Peru call for emergency flights home

Three Halifax men are trying to keep their spirits up as they deal with military law from a shared hotel room in southern Peru. Ian Melanson, Jordan Taggart, and Neal Andreino are stuck dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in the South American country unless Canada sends in emergency planes.

Halifax taxi driver accused of sexually assaulting minor won't return to work

Donald Swinimer has had his taxi licence appeal rejected by the city's Appeals Standing Committee. Swinimer lost his licence in February after being charged with sex offences against a young person under 16 that date back to 2013.

'I need these baskets back': New podcast explores history behind Canadian Heritage Minutes

A new Halifax podcast, Minute Women, explores the full Canadian history behind the popular Heritage Minutes from Historica Canada by blending comedy and research.

Zero coronavirus cases in N.S., but top doctor says arrival 'quite probable'

Dr. Robert Strang says there have been no cases of COVID-19 found in Nova Scotia, but plans are in the works among the health-care system and all levels of government to handle a possible outbreak.

Halifax police seize 'extremely dangerous' opioid that's stronger than fentanyl

Police in Halifax have seized a large amount of potent synthetic opioid that is stronger than fentanyl. People taking the drug, confirmed as isotonitazene, may need several doses of naloxone to counter an overdose.

Law to open adoption records in Nova Scotia could be ready as soon as this fall

Nova Scotia is poised to open up adoption records. Last fall, the province launched a public consultation process, including an online survey and public meetings, to gauge support for the idea after years of people lobbying the government for the change.

Nearly one-third of fatal crashes in N.S. involved people not buckled up, say RCMP

At least 15 fatal collisions across Nova Scotia in 2019 involved people who weren't wearing a seatbelt properly, or at all, according to the RCMP.

Provincewide ban on international school trips a 'possibility' due to coronavirus

Education Minister Zach Churchill says the province is considering a Nova Scotia-wide ban on international school trips due to COVID-19, depending on the outcome of ongoing meetings between the regional centres of education and principals.

Trial of former Halifax taxi driver delayed after defence requests own expert

The sex assault trial of a former Halifax cab driver Bassan Al-Rawi has been delayed for three months after the defence asked for time to consult a second toxicologist.