Stories by Alix Bruch

Alix Bruch

Alix is a journalism student at the University of King's College. She left a career in geology to play soccer professionally in Europe, before settling into the world of writing. She loves literary journalism and telling stories about women in sport.

The Halifax Mooseheads do yoga to help with mental and physical relaxation before the playoffs in spring 2019.

Hockey and yoga: there is space for both

Aggression is common in men’s hockey and introducing yoga has become part of a larger conversation

Feb 13, 2020

The Dalhousie women's basketball team cheers on the starting lineup as they step onto the court.

Women’s university basketball gets boost towards gender equality

Revised playoff schedule to match the doubleheader format of the regular season

Feb 8, 2020

Food access coordinator George Shannon (second from right), leads a team of volunteers who help prepare community meals three days a week at the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre.

A Dartmouth community vision is closer to becoming reality

‘The food centre, the family centre—they change lives,’ said Halifax Mayor Mike Savage

Jan 30, 2020

Digital rendering of the proposed hospital parkade on Summer Street beside the Museum of Natural History.

Coun. Waye Mason: ‘I am completely disappointed in the province’

Plans for a new hospital parkade have been met with concern from HRM Coun. Waye Mason

Jan 29, 2020

Digital rendering of Treehouse Village Echousing in Bridgewater, N.S. There are currently 14 completed cohousing communities in Canada. Treehouse Village will be the first in the Atlantic region.

‘We feel it’s time for cohousing to come to the East Coast’

Based in Bridgewater, Treehouse Village Ecohousing offers an alternative way of living

Jan 27, 2020

Dylan Jewers sits in the small recording booth at Evergreen House where Helen Creighton lived. “As far as I know she never recorded anyone in the house, but she did all of her note taking here. It’s still all so wild to me.”

‘I’m obsessed with doing this’: Dartmouth man is bringing traditional folk songs back to life

Rooted in folklore, Big Turnips is a creative project aiming to collect and preserve music across the Atlantic

Jan 24, 2020

Wearing their team uniforms, hockey players from Sackville Minor Hockey and clubs in neighbouring communities showed up to the rally in full force.

‘Community for community’: N.S. hockey club rallies behind P.E.I. rival

After a fire destroyed the Tyne Valley arena, a Sackville hockey club decided to make a selfless gesture

Jan 20, 2020

“First and foremost, we want to make sure that the children are safe,” said Sean François, parent and coach with Basketball Nova Scotia and the Cole Harbour Rockets. François acknowledges background checks can be time-consuming, but they are necessary.

Screening youth basketball coaches 'should be mandatory' — but it’s not

Basketball Nova Scotia puts onus to complete background checks on local clubs

Jan 17, 2020

The King's Wharf development site, as seen from Halifax Harbour. The proposal includes 12 additional mixed-use buildings and two public parks.

Public to provide input on King’s Wharf development

A public hearing will be held in February before council makes a decision

Jan 15, 2020